Acknowledgments: This paper was previously circulated under the title: Managers, Firms and (Secret) Social Networks: The Economics of Freemasonry. I am especially grateful to Fabrizio Zilibotti (the Editor) and three anonymous referees for their comments. I am indebted to Stefano DellaVigna and Lyndon Moore for many helpful discussions. I thank Ran Abramitzky, Liam Brunt, Ann Carlos, Marco Da Rin, Hans Degryse, Frank de Jong, Mariassunta Giannetti, Leslie Hannah, Vasso Ioannidou, Annet Kocx, Ralph Koijen, Francis Kramarz, Jason Long, Dong Lou, Joel Mokyr, Tom Nicholas, Steven Ongena, Kim Oosterlinck, Luc Renneboog, Paola Sapienza, Paul Sengmüller, and seminar participants at the University of Bolzano, the Swiss Finance Institute, Tilburg University, the Second Finance and History Workshop in Utrecht, and the 2009 WFA conference in San Diego for comments and suggestions. I would also like to thank the Grand Lodge of England and Wales for providing me with the information on Freemasonry membership. Financial support from the Global Scholars Research Network is gratefully acknowledged.
MANAGERS AND (SECRET) SOCIAL NETWORKS: THE INFLUENCE OF THE FREEMASONRY ON FIRM PERFORMANCE
Article first published online: 5 SEP 2011
© 2011 by the European Economic Association
Journal of the European Economic Association
Volume 9, Issue 6, pages 1053–1081, December 2011
How to Cite
Braggion, F. (2011), MANAGERS AND (SECRET) SOCIAL NETWORKS: THE INFLUENCE OF THE FREEMASONRY ON FIRM PERFORMANCE. Journal of the European Economic Association, 9: 1053–1081. doi: 10.1111/j.1542-4774.2011.01031.x
- Issue published online: 28 NOV 2011
- Article first published online: 5 SEP 2011
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