NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Strengthening State Capabilities: The Role of Financial Incentives in the Call to Public Service

Ernesto Dal Bó, Frederico Finan, Martín Rossi

NBER Working Paper No. 18156
Issued in June 2012

---- Acknowledgements -----

We thank David Card, Larry Katz, Don Moore, Rohini Pande, Demian Pouzo, Bruce Sacerdote, Sinaia Urrusti-Frenk, Felix Vardy, Noam Yuchtman, and to various seminar and conference participants for helpful suggestions. We also thank Michael Anderson for generously providing us the code used in the multiple inference adjustments and the IT group at Berkeley-Haas for constructing the data-capturing application. Katherine Nguyen also provided invaluable help. 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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