Culture, Institutions and the Wealth of Nations
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We thank Vladimir Asriyan and Insook Lee for excellent research assistance. We benefited from discussions with Olivier Coibion, Fred Finan, Edward Miguel, Gerard Padro-I-Miquel, Guido Tabellini and seminar participants at UC Berkeley, the Booth School of Business, IMT Lucca, the University of Sienna, "Macroeconomic Across Time and Space" conference, the Berkeley Center for Political Economy conference on Endogenous Institutions, and the NBER Workshop in Political Economy. We are especially grateful to Romain Wacziarg for his comments and suggestions. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.