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Government Decentralization Under Changing State Capacity: Experimental Evidence From Paraguay

Ernesto Dal Bó, Frederico Finan, Nicholas Y. Li, Laura Schechter

NBER Working Paper No. 24879
Issued in August 2018, Revised in July 2019

---- Acknowledgments ----

We would like to thank José Molinas, the Minister of Secretaría Técnica de Planificación del Desarrollo Económico y Social (STP) at the time of these interventions, whose initiative, support, and guidance made this project possible. Maureen Stickel and Patricia Paskov provided excellent research assistance. We also gratefully acknowledge the IGC and JPAL-Governance Initiative for their generous financial support. We thank Anukriti, Rachel Heath, Melanie Khamis, Adriana Kugler, Annemie Maertens, Shing-Yi Wang, and seminar participants at the ASSA and Banff meetings, SITES summer school, UC Berkeley, UW Madison, and Yale for thoughtful 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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