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NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

International Trade and Institutional Change: Medieval Venice's Response to Globalization

Diego Puga, Daniel Trefler

NBER Working Paper No. 18288
Issued in August 2012

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We are thankful to Lisa Chen and Jennifer Konieczny for excellent research assistance. We are grateful to our colleagues in the Institutions, Organizations and Growth Program at the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR), including Daron Acemoglu, Mauricio Drelichman, Elhanan Helpman, Joel Mokyr, Jim Robinson, and especially Avner Grief. We have benefited from conversations with Abhijit Banerjee, John Munro, Dorit Raines, Nathan Sussman, Aloysius Siow, Bob Staiger, Jeff Williamson and patient participants at many workshops. Yadira González de Lara provided us with detailed, repeated and essential feedback. Trefler thanks CIFAR and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) for financial support. Puga thanks the European Commission's Seventh Research Framework Programme for the European Research Council's Advanced Grant 'Spatial Spikes' (contract number 269868) and for the Collaborative Project HI-POD (contract number 225343), the Banco de Espana Excellence Programme, the Comunidad de Madrid (grant S2007/HUM/0448 PROCIUDAD-CM) and the IMDEA Ciencias Sociales and Madrimasd Foundations for financial support. 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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