NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Institutions, Human Capital and Development

Daron Acemoglu, Francisco Gallego, James A. Robinson

NBER Working Paper No. 19933
Issued in February 2014

---- Acknowledgements -----

Paper prepared for the Annual Reviews of Economics. We thank Robert Woodberry for sharing his data on protestant missionaries, Horacio Larreguy for comments, and Gonzalo Barría, María A. Benítez, David Cruz, Maria C. Etcheberry, Alejandra González, Joaquín Guajardo, Antonia Paredes, Astrid Pineda, Josefina Rodríguez, José D. Salas, Felipe Sepúlveda, Gonzalo Vidal, and especially Alejandro Saenz for superb research assistance. We would like to thank the CONICYT/Programa de Investigación Asociativa (Project SOC 1102) and ARO MURI W911NF-12-1-0509 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.

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