Trade and Geography in the Origins and Spread of Islam
NBER Working Paper No. 18438
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The authors would like to thank Daron Acemoglu, Quamrul Ashraf, Roland Benabou, Maristella Botticini, Matteo Cervellati, Ernesto Dal Bo, Allan Drazen, Skander Esseghaier, Ioanna Grypari, Oded Galor, Gordon Hanson, Andros Kourtellos, Timur Kuran, Gilat Levy, Beatrice Manz, Peter Neary, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Elias Papaioannou, Jean-Philippe Platteau, Nancy Qian, Ronny Razin, Jared Rubin, Giulio Soravia and Thierry Verdier for valuable comments and suggestions. We would like, also, to thank participants at the Central European University, Collegio Carlo Alberto, Harvard University, Institute for Advanced Study, University of Bologna, Econometric Society World Congress 2010, NBER Summer Institute 2009, the NBER conference on the Economics of Religion, the NEUDC 2009, the CEPR conference on Economics of Culture, Institutions, and Crime, Northeastern University, Toulouse School of Economics, Stockholm University, Tufts University, University College Dublin, University of Los Andes, University of Milan and University of Oxford for valuable comments. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.