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How Strong are Ethnic Preferences?

Lars Ivar Oppedal Berge, Kjetil Bjorvatn, Simon Galle, Edward Miguel, Daniel N. Posner, Bertil Tungodden, Kelly Zhang

NBER Working Paper No. 21715
Issued in November 2015, Revised in July 2016

---- Acknowledgments ----

We thank Ana Beatriz Aguilar, Felipe Gonzalez, Ranveig Falch, Ruth Carlitz, and Dounia Saeme for excellent research assistance, and the Busara Center for Behavioral Economics, the Economics and Social Research Foundation (ESRF), and The Choice Lab for administrative support. We are grateful to Obie Porteus, Gwyneth McClendon, and Jessica Leight for sharing data. We are grateful for funding from the Governance Initiative at JPAL-MIT, the Peder Saether Foundation, and the Norwegian Research Council. Galle acknowledges support from U.C. Berkeley IBER, Zhang acknowledges support from the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Grant No. DGE-114747. We have received extremely useful comments from Michal Bauer, Julie Chytilova, Guy Grossman, Johannes Haushofer, Jonas Hjort, Dean Karlan, Steve Krasner, David Laitin, Rohini Pande, Amanda Robinson, Raul Sanchez de la Sierra, and seminar audiences at the Norwegian School of Economics, U.C. Berkeley, Caltech, Harvard, UCLA, Stanford, Columbia, University of Washington, Princeton, Yale, U.C. Merced, Stockholm School of Economics, the Annual World Bank Conference on Africa, the Barcelona GSE Summer Forum, and CEGA. 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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