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Classification, Detection and Consequences of Data Error: Evidence from the Human Development Index

Hendrik Wolff, Howard Chong, Maximilian Auffhammer

NBER Working Paper No. 16572
Issued in December 2010

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We are indebted to Alison Kennedy from UNDP for helpful correspondence and providing the “revised” HDI statistics. We thank Jenny Aker, David Albouy, Werner Antweiler, Richard Carson, Maria Damon, Alain DeJanvry, Levis Kochin, James Rauch, Elisabeth Sadoulet, George Wright, the editor and two anonymous referees for many helpful comments. We gratefully acknowledge generous funding provided by a University of California’s Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation faculty research grant. All errors in this manuscript are the authors’. 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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