NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

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

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We thank Daron Acemoglu, Laia Balcells, Eli Berman, Sheri Berman, Johannes Buggle, Davide Cantoni, Nick Crafts, Joan Esteban, Ray Fisman, Akos Lada, Stelios Michalopoulos, Giacomo Ponzetto, Yannay Spitzer, Enrico Spolaore, Ann Swidler, Debraj Ray, James Robinson, Peter Temin, Romain Wacziarg, and David Yanagizawa-Drott for helpful comments. Seminar audiences at CUNY, CREI, the Barcelona GSE Summer Forum, and Harvard offered useful criticisms. We are grateful to Hans-Christian Boy, Muriel Gonzalez, and Michaël Aklin for outstanding research assistance. Voigtländer acknowledges financial support from the Hellman Foundation. Voth thanks the European Research Council. 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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