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Transportation Choices and the Value of Statistical Life

Gianmarco León, Edward Miguel

NBER Working Paper No. 19494
Issued in October 2013

---- Acknowledgments ----

We thank Wendy Abt for conversations in Freetown that led to this project. Tom Polley, Katie Wright, and Dounia Saeme provided excellent research assistance. Seminar audiences at U.C. Berkeley, PACDEV 2010 (at University of Southern California), WGAPE 2011 (at Stanford), AEA 2013, and at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra Applied Lunch provided helpful comments. We appreciate valuable feedback from Orley Ashenfelter, Pedro Carneiro, Frederico Finan, Michael Greenstone, Raymond Gutieras, Kurt Lavetti and Enrico Moretti. All errors remain our own. The authors declare that they have no relevant or material financial interests that relate to the research described in this paper. Funding for this project was obtained from the University of California, Berkeley, and from the NBER African Successes Project supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The authors obtained institutional review board (IRB) approval for the data collection activities described in the paper. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

---- Disclosure of Financial Relationships for Gianmarco León ----

León acknowledges financial support from the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, through the Severo Ochoa Programme for Centres of Excellence in R&D (SEV-2011-0075) and grant ECO2011-25272.

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