NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

How Is Power Shared In Africa?

Patrick Francois, Ilia Rainer, Francesco Trebbi

NBER Working Paper No. 18425
Issued in September 2012

---- Acknowledgements -----

University of British Columbia, Department of Economics, patrick.francois@ubc.ca, George Mason University, Department of Economics, irainer@gmu.edu; and University of British Columbia, Department of Economics, and NBER, francesco.trebbi@ubc.ca, respectively. The authors would like to thank Matilde Bombardini, Pedro Dal Bo, Raphael Frank, David Green, Thomas Lemieux, Vadim Marmer, Paul Schrimpf, and seminar participants at SITE 2012 and UBC for useful comments and discussion. Chad Kendall provided exceptional research assistance. We are grateful to the National Bureau of Economic Research Africa Success Project and to the Initiative on Global Markets at Chicago Booth 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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