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Effects of Emigration on Rural Labor Markets

Agha Ali Akram, Shyamal Chowdhury, Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak

NBER Working Paper No. 23929
Issued in October 2017

---- Acknowledgments ----

We thank Innovations for Poverty Action – Bangladesh, RDRS and Evidence Action for field and implementation support, Givewell.org for financial support, Mohammad Ashraful Haque, Meir Brooks, Corey Vernot and Alamgir Kabir for research assistance, and Abhijit Banerjee, Kevin Donovan, Gilles Duranton, Ben Faber, Andrew Foster, Edward Glaeser, Clement Imbert, David Lagakos, Michael Peters, Gautam Rao, and conference and seminar participants at Oxford University, Univ. of Chicago, Northwestern University, Brown University, DIW-Berlin, Univ. of Minnesota, Univ. of Notre Dame, Yale University, McGill University, Harvard University (Cities Conference), Stanford University (IGC/SCID conference), BREAD conference, Barcelona GSE Summer Forum, 2017 Cornell-Notre Dame Micro-Macro conference (London), USAID (Development Innovations Conference) and NBER Urban Economics Summer Institute for comments. This RCT was registered in the American Economic Association Registry for randomized control trials under Trial number 2507 The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

---- Disclosure of Financial Relationships for Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak ----

Mobarak's salary is paid by Yale University, and he has received other income from the Jameel Poverty Action Lab at MIT, Innovations for Poverty Action in New Haven and the International Growth Centre at LSE during the period that this research was conducted. None of these organizations have any material interests in the results of this research.

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