State Capacity and Economic Development: A Network Approach
NBER Working Paper No. 19813
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We are grateful to Alberto Ciancio, Amanda Culp, and Nicolas Idrobo for superb research assistance, and Maria Angelica Bautista, Flavio Cunha, Frank Ditraglia, Andrew Foster, Elena Paltseva, James Poterba, Pascual Restrepo, Xun Tang, Petra Todd, Ken Wolpin, Roman Zarate, participants at the Stockholm School of Economics/SITE conference on Institutional Challenges in Emerging Economies, participants at the George Mason center for Public Choice Seminar, and participants at the RECODE 2013 Meetings in Ottawa, the BREAD/NBER development meetings in Cambridge, the LACEA/LAMES meetings in Mexico City, the MIT Public Finance/labor Workshop, and the UPenn Empirical Micro Workshop for valuable suggestions. Acemoglu gratefully acknowledges financial support from ARO MURI W911NF-12-1-0509. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.