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Religion, Politician Identity and Development Outcomes: Evidence from India

Sonia R. Bhalotra, Guilhem Cassan, Irma Clots-Figueras, Lakshmi Iyer

NBER Working Paper No. 19173
Issued in July 2013

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We are grateful to seminar participants at the ASSA meetings (especially our discussant Ugo Troiano), the NBER Conference on the Economics of Religion and Culture and Oxford University for helpful suggestions. We thank Peter Gerrish, Guillaume Pierre, Maya Shivakumar and Paradigm Data Services for excellent research assistance, and Bradford City Council for sharing software used to decode religion from name. This research was funded by Harvard Business School and the International Growth Centre. Irma Clots-Figueras gratefully acknowledges financial support from SEJ2007-67436 and ECO2011-29762. 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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