Organized Crime, Violence, and Politics
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We would like to thank Unicredit and Universities Foundation and EIEF for financial support. For useful comments we are grateful to Ernesto Dal Bo, Melissa Dell, Rafael Di Tella, Nicola Gennaioli, Armando Miano, Aldo Pignataro, Shanker Satyanath, Francesco Sobbrio, Guido Tabellini, and seminar participants at Barcelona GSE Summer Forum, Bocconi, IEB (Barcelona), EEA-ESEM (Toulouse, 2014) and Paris School of Economics. Gabriele Borg, Elisa Facchetti, Armando Miano, and Benjamin Villanyi provided excellent research assistance. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.