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Under-investment in a Profitable Technology: The Case of Seasonal Migration in Bangladesh

Gharad Bryan, Shyamal Chowdhury, Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak

NBER Working Paper No. 20172
Issued in May 2014

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We are grateful to AusAID, the International Growth Centre and the U.S. Department of Labor for financial support. We thank, without implicating, Tim Besley, Abhijit Banerjee, Judy Chevalier, Esther Duflo, Andrew Foster, Ted Miguel, Rohini Pande, Ben Polak, Chris Woodruff, John Gibson, Chris Udry, Dean Yang, Michael Clemens, Francisco Rodriguez, Chung Wing Tse, Angelino Viceisza, David Atkin, Peter Schott, Jonathan Feinstein, Mark Rosenzweig, Andrew Zeitlin, Jean-Marc Robin, conference participants at the 20th BREAD conference, 2010 ASSA conference, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, 2011 NEUDC Conference, 2nd IGC Growth Week 2010, 2013 World Bank ABCDE Conference, and seminar participants at Yale University, UC-Berkeley, MIT/Harvard, Stanford University, London School of Economics, University of Toulouse, Columbia University, Johns Hopkins University, Inter-American Development Bank, UC-Santa Barbara, World Bank, U.S. Department of Labor, IFPRI, Sacred Heart University and Brown University for comments. Julia Brown, Laura Feeney, Alamgir Kabir, Daniel Tello, Talya Wyzanski, Tetyana Zelenska provided excellent research assistance. 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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