NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

The Political Resource Curse

Fernanda Brollo, Tommaso Nannicini, Roberto Perotti, Guido Tabellini

NBER Working Paper No. 15705
Issued in January 2010

---- Acknowledgements -----

Financial support by the European Research Council (Grant No. 230088) is gratefully acknowledged. We thank Frederico Finan, Macartan Humphreys and seminar participants at Bologna University, CIFAR, NBER Political Economy Program Meeting 2009, IGIER-Bocconi, and Wallis Conference 2009 for helpful comments; Eliana La Ferrara, Alberto Chong, and Suzanne Duryea for sharing their data on the 1980 Census; and Gaia Penteriani for excellent research assistance. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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