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NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Young, Restless and Creative: Openness to Disruption and Creative Innovations

Daron Acemoglu, Ufuk Akcigit, Murat Alp Celik

NBER Working Paper No. 19894
Issued in February 2014

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We thank Olga Denislamova, Hyunjin Kim, and Gokhan Oz for excellent research assistance, and conference and seminar participants at the NBER Productivity group, CIFAR, Brown University, Harvard, MIT, University of Pennsylvania, 2014 AEA Meetings and the Toulouse Network on Information Technology and Joshua Gans, Samuel Kortum, Ben Pugsley, and Pascual Restrepo for helpful suggestions and comments. We also thank the Bilkent University Economics Department for the great hospitality during this project. Financial support from the National

Science Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, ARO MURI W911NF-12-1-0509 and from the Toulouse Network on Information Technology is gratefully acknowledged. 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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