NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Right-Wing Political Extremism in the Great Depression

Alan de Bromhead, Barry Eichengreen, Kevin H. O'Rourke

NBER Working Paper No. 17871
Issued in February 2012

---- Acknowledgements -----

A preliminary version of this paper was presented at the conference on "The Ethics of Economics", held in honour of Avner Offer, on October 5 2011 at All Souls College Oxford. We thank the organisers and the conference participants for helpful comments. We also thank Ken Benoit, Carles Boix, Giovanni Capoccia, Kevin Denny, Rui Esteves, James Fenske, Bill Greene, Doug Irwin, Martin Ivanov, David Leblang, Matthias Morys, Denis Nekipelov, Carol Newman, Avner Offer, Florian Ploeckl, Hans-Joachim Voth and Niko Wolf for helpful comments, suggestions, and advice regarding both data and econometrics. The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Research Council under the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) / ERC grant agreement no. 249546. 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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