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Does Female Empowerment Promote Economic Development?

Matthias Doepke, Michèle Tertilt

NBER Working Paper No. 19888
Issued in February 2014, Revised in July 2019

---- Acknowledgments ----

We thank the editor Oded Galor, two referees, Nava Ashraf, Abhijit Banerjee, Lori Beaman, Chris Blattman, Antoine Bommier, Areendam Chanda, Stefan Dercon, Garance Genicot, Doug Gollin, Andreas Irmen, Dean Karlan, Martina Kirchberger, John Knowles, Per Krusell, Ghazala Mansuri, Sonia Oreffice, Josefina Posadas, Mark Rosenzweig, Nancy Stokey, Silvana Tenreyro, Duncan Thomas, Hitoshi Tsujiyama, Dominique van de Walle, Martin Zelder, and participants at many seminar and conference presentations for helpful comments that greatly improved the paper. Financial support from the World Bank’s Gender Action Plan, the National Science Foundation (grants SES-0820409 and SES-0748889), the European Research Council (grant SH1-313719), and the German Science Foundation through CRC TR 224 (project A03) is gratefully acknowledged. Titan Alon,Marit Hinnosaar, Vuong Nguyen, XiaodiWang, and Veronika Selezneva 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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