Autocracy, Democracy and Trade Policy
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We appreciate very helpful comments from two anonymous referees, Daron Acemoglu, Costas Azariadis, David Levine, Rodolfo Manuelli, and participants at the North American Econometric Society Summer Meeting 2011, APET Meeting 2011, Indiana University. We also benefited from conversations with Ernesto Dal Bo, Daniel Heymann, Paulo Somaini and James Robinson. We would also like to thank Ivan Torre for his excellent research assistance and the Weidenbaum Center for its 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.