NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Ruggedness: The Blessing of Bad Geography in Africa

Nathan Nunn, Diego Puga

NBER Working Paper No. 14918
Issued in April 2009

---- Acknowledgements -----

We are grateful for valuable comments from Ann Carlos, Edward Glaeser, Larry Katz, James Robinson, Enrique Sentana, three anonymous referees, as well as seminar participants. Both authors thank the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research CIFAR for its support. Funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Spain's Ministerio de Educacion y Ciencia SEJ2006-09993, the Comunidad de Madrid (PROCIUDAD-CM), and the Centre de Recerca en Economia Internacional is gratefully acknowledged. 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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