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We thank Christian Dippel, Nathan Nunn, Debraj Ray, Andrei Shleifer, Enrico Spolaore, Pierre Yared, Romain Wacziarg, David Weil, Michele Lenza, Oeindrila Dube and Ivo Welch for valuable comments and suggestions. We also would like to thank for useful feedback seminar participants at Dartmouth, the Athens University of Economics and Business, UBC, Brown, CREi, Oxford, Bocconi, NYU, Paris School of Economics, Warwick, LSE, Nottingham, the NBER Summer Institute Meetings in Political Economy, the CEPR Development Economics Workshop, the conference "How Long is the Shadow of History? The Long-Term Persistence of Economic Outcomes" at UCLA, and the Nemmers Conference in the Political Economy of Growth and Development at Northwestern University. All errors are our own responsibility. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.