NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

The Slave Trade and the Origins of Mistrust in Africa

Nathan Nunn, Leonard Wantchekon

NBER Working Paper No. 14783
Issued in March 2009

---- Acknowledgements -----

We thank seminar participants at Boston University, Columbia University, Dalhousie University, Dartmouth College, Georgia Tech, Harvard Business School, Harvard University, LSE, MIT, Simon Fraser University, UCL, University of Michigan, Universitat Pompeu Fabra-CREI, University of Alberta, University of British Columbia, Warwick University, Yale University, ASSA Meetings, EHA meetings, NBER Political Economy Program Meeting, and Sieper's SITE conference, as well as Daron Acemoglu, Michael Bratton, Alejandro Corvalan, William Darity, William Easterly, James Fenske, Patrick Francois, Avner Greif, Joseph Henrich, Karla Hoff, Joseph Inikori, Petra Moser, Elisabeth Ndour, Eva Ng, and Ifedayo Olufemi Kuye, Torsten Persson, Warren Whatley, and Robert Woodberry for valuable comments. We also thank Sayon Deb and Katherine Wilson for excellent research assistance. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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