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The Arrival of Fast Internet and Employment in Africa

Jonas Hjort, Jonas Poulsen

NBER Working Paper No. 23582
Issued in July 2017, Revised in January 2018

---- Acknowledgments ----

We are grateful to Editor Marianne Bertrand and five anonymous referees for insightful comments that significantly improved the paper. We also thank Adrian Adermon, Sebastian Axbard, Niklas Bengtsson, Martina Björkman-Nyqvist, Greg Bruich, Esther Duflo, Ray Fisman, Oded Galor, Francois Gerard, Amit Khandelwal, Erik Lindqvist, Mushfiq Mobarak, Kalle Moene, Eva Mörk, Anders Olofsgård, Michel Serafinelli, Kjetil Storesletten, Eric Verhoogen, Tim Waters, Frank Windmeijer, Chris Woodruff, and especially Henrik Sigstad and Matthieu Teachout for many helpful conversations, and seminar participants at the Barcelona Summer Forum, Bocconi, Brown, Columbia, Harvard, IGC Growth Week, NBER Summer Institute, Oslo, Oxford, Stockholm School of Economics, UBC, and Uppsala for comments and suggestions. Sawal Acharya, Patrick Kennedy, and Roxanne Rahnama provided great research assistance. We thank Akamai, Steve Song, and the World Bank for data access. Hjort thanks the Center for Development Economics and Policy at Columbia University for financial support. Any errors are our own. 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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