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Does Religion Affect Economic Growth and Happiness? Evidence from Ramadan

Filipe R. Campante, David H. Yanagizawa-Drott

NBER Working Paper No. 19768
Issued in December 2013

---- Acknowledgments ----

We thank Alberto Abadie, Daron Acemoglu, Alberto Alesina, Robert Barro, Marianne Bertrand, Davin Chor, Decio Coviello, QA Do, John Friedman, Bernard Gauthier, Paola Giuliano, Ed Glaeser, Rick Hornbeck, Asim Khwaja, Robert Lawrence, Nathan Nunn, Rohini Pande, Torsten Persson, Jesse Shapiro, Andrei Shleifer, Nico Voigtlander, and Katia Zhuravskaya for very helpful conversations, participants at the NBER Political Economy Meeting, the "Institutional Challenges in Emerging Economies'' conference at SITE Stockholm, and the 2013 NEUDC conference, and seminar participants at Chicago Booth, Chicago Harris, ECARES, HKS, HEC Montreal, PSE, UC Berkeley, and UCLA for many useful comments, and Aletheia Donald for superb 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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