NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Education and Military Rivalry

Philippe Aghion, Torsten Persson, Dorothee Rouzet

NBER Working Paper No. 18049
Issued in May 2012

---- Acknowledgements -----

We thank Xavier Jaravel for superb research assistance. We are also grateful to Tim Besley, Nick Bloom, Jim Fearon, Claudia Goldin, Elhanan Helpman, Kalina Manova, Nathan Nunn, and Francesco Trebbi for help and suggestions, and to seminar participants at Harvard, Brown, Stanford GSB, and the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) program meeting for useful comments. Financial support from the ERC and the Torsten and Ragnar Söcerberg Foundations is gratefully acknowledged. 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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