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The Influence of Ancestral Lifeways on Individual Economic Outcomes in Sub-Saharan Africa

Stelios Michalopoulos, Louis Putterman, David N. Weil

NBER Working Paper No. 21907
Issued in January 2016, Revised in June 2016

---- Acknowledgments ----

We are grateful to Daniel Prinz, Devin Streur, Young Min Kim, Philip Trammell, and especially Yunan Ji for superlative research assistance. We are also grateful to Bill Easterly, Filipe Campante, Nico Voigtlaender and seminar participants at Cambridge University, Oxford University, University of Copenhagen and to participants at the "DeepRooted Factors in Comparative Economic Development" at Brown University, the CESifo workshop on Demographic Change and Long Run Development, the BCEP conference at Berkeley, the NYU DRI 2015 Annual Conference and the NBER Political Economy group for helpful comments. 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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