NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Birthplace Diversity and Economic Prosperity

Alberto Alesina, Johann Harnoss, Hillel Rapoport

NBER Working Paper No. 18699
Issued in January 2013

---- Acknowledgements -----

We thank Amandine Aubry, Simone Bertoli, François Bourguignon, Frédéric Docquier, Jesús Fernández-Huertas Moraga, Oded Galor, Frédéric Jouneau, Thierry Mayer, Yona Rubinstein, Joao Santos-Silva, Jacques Silber, Sylvana Tenreyro, Nico Voigtlaender, participants at the 5th AFD-World Bank Conference on Migration and Development, Paris, June 2012, the 1st CEMIR conference at CESifo, Munich, December 2012, the NBER Economics of Culture and Institutions Meeting, Cambridge, April 2013, the 10th IZA Migration Meeting in Jerusalem, June 2013, and seminar audiences at PSE-SciencePo-Paris 1 (Paris Trade Seminar), Louvain (IRES), the Geneva Graduate Institute, Luxembourg, Milan, Hebrew University, Tel-Aviv, EUI and IDC for comments and suggestions. We also thank Quamrul Ashraf and Frédéric Docquier for sharing their datasets with us. 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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