Conflict, Evolution, Hegemony, and the Power of the State
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We are especially grateful to Sam Bowles for his very detailed comments. We are also grateful to Daron Acemoglu, Costas Azariadis, Michele Boldrin, Drew Fudenberg, Xavier Gabaix, Philip Hoffman, Jean-Laurent Rosenthal, Debraj Ray, the members of the graduate reading group at Washington University in St. Louis and a number of anonymous referees. Seminar participants at the Bristol, the ISNIE Meetings, University of Naples, Caltech, the University of Iowa, the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank, NYU, Bocconi and Warwick all made valuable suggestions. Part of this research was conducted while Levine was a Braudel Fellow at the European University Institute. We are grateful to Rongsheng Tang for proof-reading and to the EIEF, to NSF Grant SES-08-51315 and to the MIUR for financial support. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.