NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Social Structure and Development: A Legacy of the Holocaust in Russia

Daron Acemoglu, Tarek A. Hassan, James A. Robinson

NBER Working Paper No. 16083
Issued in June 2010

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We are particularly grateful to Mark Harrison for his help and many suggestions and Omer Bartov for his detailed comments on an earlier draft. We also thank Josh Angrist, Bob Davies, Esther Duflo, Elhanan Helpman, Amy Finkelstein, Tim Guinnane, Lawrence Katz, David Laibson, Jeffrey Liebman, Sergei Maksudov, Joel Mokyr, Cormac Ó Gráda, Kevin O'Rourke, Leandro Prados de la Escosura, four anonymous referees, and seminar participants at Harvard and CIFAR for useful comments. We also thank Elena Abrosimova, Victoria Baranov, Tatyana Bezuglova, Olga Shurchkov and Alexander Teytelboym for excellent research assistance. Tarek Hassan is grateful for financial support from the William A. Ackman Fund for Holocaust Studies and the Warburg Foundation. 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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