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Bowling for Fascism: Social Capital and the Rise of the Nazi Party

Shanker Satyanath, Nico Voigtlaender, Hans-Joachim Voth

NBER Working Paper No. 19201
Issued in July 2013

---- Acknowledgements -----

We thank Daron Acemoglu, Laia Balcells, Eli Berman, Sheri Berman, Johannes Buggle, Davide Cantoni, Nick Crafts, Joan Esteban, Ray Fisman, Nicola Gennaioli, Akos Lada, Stelios Michalopoulos, Massimo Morelli, Torsten Persson, Giacomo Ponzetto, James Robinson, Yannay Spitzer, Enrico Spolaore, Ann Swidler, Debraj Ray, Dominic Rohner, James Robinson, David Strömberg, Peter Temin, Mathias Thoenig, Romain Wacziarg, David Yanagizawa-Drott, and Luigi Zingales for helpful comments. Seminar audiences at the Barcelona GSE Summer Forum, CUNY, CREI, FGV Sao Paulo, Harvard Economics, the IGIER workshop on conflict, IIES-Stockholm, PUC-Rio, SOFI-Stockholm, the University of Copenhagen, and the Warsaw-Penn workshop offered useful criticisms. We are grateful to Hans-Christian Boy, Casey Petroff, Inken Töwe, and Michaël Aklin for outstanding research assistance. We would also like to thank Jürgen Falter for kindly sharing his data on Nazi Party entry. Voigtländer acknowledges financial support from the Hellman Foundation. Voth thanks the European Research Council (AdG FP-7-230515). 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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