Culture: Persistence and Evolution
NBER Working Paper No. 20174
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We would like to thank Alberto Alesina, Alberto Bisin, Rossella Greco, Luigi Guiso, Claudia Olivetti, John Seater, Andrei Shleifer, Guido Tabellini and participants to the BC Macro Lunch and the NBER Political Economy Program Spring 2014 Meeting, in particular Paola Giuliano, for very useful comments and suggestions. We also thank Julia Schiantarelli for providing inspiration for this paper through her Junior Thesis at Newton North High School, and Hayley Huffman. Finally, we gratefully acknowledge the support of the Italian Ministry for Universities, PRIN grant 2010TBXAXB008. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.