NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Chiefs: Elite Control of Civil Society and Economic Development in Sierra Leone

Daron Acemoglu, Tristan Reed, James A. Robinson

NBER Working Paper No. 18691
Issued in January 2013

---- Acknowledgements -----

We thank seminar participants at CIFAR, the University of the Andes in Bogota, Harvard, WGAPE in Boston and Berkeley, and the Sierra Leone Past and Present Conference in Freetown for comments. Juan Camilo Cardenas, Marcela Eslava, Richard Fanthorpe, Leopoldo Fergusson, Michael Kremer, Torsten Persson, Daniel Posner, Pablo Querubin, Paul Richards, Ryan Sheely and Juan Vargas provided helpful suggestions and comments. Lyttleton Braima and Jeanette Yeunbee Park provided capable research assistance. We gratefully acknowledge financial support of the NBER Africa Program, the International Growth Center, and the AFOSR. 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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