The Power of the Street: Evidence from Egypt's Arab Spring
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We thank Jesse Shapiro, Matt Gentzkow, Nancy Quian, Larry Katz, Laurence van Lent, Erik Meyersson, Mohamed Mostagir, Jacopo Ponticelli, and Antoinette Schoar for helpful comments. We also thank Karim Ouda (CEO of 25trends.me) for providing a valuable list of Twitter users, and thank seminar participants the University of Chicago, CIFAR, Duke University, IIES Stockholm, IfW Kiel, Stanford, Yale, and the NBER Political Economy meeting for valuable discussions. Leland Bybee, Xavier Jaravel, Racha Khalil, Chris Natoli, Souzan Mansour, Siladitya Mohanti, and Hongcen Wei provided excellent research assistance. All mistakes remain our own. Hassan is grateful to the Fama-Miller Center at the University of Chicago for providing financial support. 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.