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The Price of Political Opposition: Evidence from Venezuela's Maisanta

Chang-Tai Hsieh, Edward Miguel, Daniel Ortega, Francisco Rodriguez

NBER Working Paper No. 14923
Issued in April 2009

---- Acknowledgements -----

We thank Vanessa Chirinos, Francisco de Leon, Dan Hartley, Paulina Oliva, Reyes Rodríguez, and Sarath Sanga for superb research assistance. We are grateful to Alberto Alesina, Manuela Angelucci, Ernesto Dal Bo, Raj Chetty, Richard Grossman, Ricardo Hausmann, Caroline Hoxby, Pete Klenow, Dale Mortensen, Rohini Pande, Cameron Shelton, and numerous seminar participants for helpful comments. Hsieh thanks the University of Chicago's Initiative for Global Markets and Miguel thanks the U.C. Berkeley's Committee on Research for financial support. 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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