Culture, Institutions and Democratization
NBER Working Paper No. 21117
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We thank Ganesh Viswanath Natraj and Anne Meng for excellent research assistance. We also thank Philippe Aghion, Melissa Dell, Torsten Persson, Hans-Joachim Voth and Marta Reynal-Querol for useful comments. We thank seminar participants in Berkeley, NYU, Oslo, Pompeu Fabra, Stockholm and Toulouse as well as participants of the Harvard PIEP workshop, participants of the conference “The Role of Cultural and Political Factors in Institutional Change and Development” in Warwick in 2013 and of the NBER spring 2014 political economy workshop. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.