Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The legacy of slavery

Nathan Nunn has published amazing papers on the economic legacy of slave trade for the development of Africa (his paper with Diego Puga is impressive as well). Now his paper with Leonard Wantchekon shows that "individuals whose ancestors were heavily raided during the slave trade today exhibit less trust in neighbors, relatives, and their local government".

HT Claudio Shikida.

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