NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Education as Liberation?

Willa Friedman, Michael Kremer, Edward Miguel, Rebecca Thornton

NBER Working Paper No. 16939
Issued in April 2011

---- Acknowledgements -----

We thank seminar audiences at Stanford University, the Berkeley Working Group for African Political Economy meeting, the JICA Conference on Ethnic Diversity and Economic Instability in Kenya, the Oxford Centre for the Study of African Economies Conference, and University of Virginia for helpful comments. We appreciate helpful comments from Marcel Fafchamps, Ray Fisman, Nahomi Ichino, and Dan Posner. Kenny Ajayi, Blastus Bwire, Lorenzo Casaburi, Garret Christensen, Joan Hamory Hicks and Owen Ozier provided excellent research assistance. We are grateful to the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation and Social Science Research Council for generous research support. The usual disclaimer applies. 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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