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Malaria and Early African Development: Evidence from the Sickle Cell Trait

Emilio Depetris-Chauvin, David N. Weil

NBER Working Paper No. 19603
Issued in October 2013

---- Acknowledgements -----

We are grateful to Ronald D. Lee, Andrew Mason, Gordon McCord, Nathan Nunn, and Fred Piel for sharing data, to Fatima Aqeel, Federico Droller, Daniel Prinz, and Scott Weiner for research assistance, and to Quamrul Ashraf, Adriana Lleras-Muney, Stelios Michalopoulos and seminar participants at Boston University, Harvard University, Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies, Indiana University, New York University, Pennsylvania State University, Princeton University, UCLA, University of Connecticut, and University of Pennsylvania for helpful comments. 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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