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NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Accounting for the Effect of Health on Economic Growth

David N. Weil

NBER Working Paper No. 11455
Issued in July 2005

---- Acknowledgements -----

I am grateful to Joshua Angrist, Andrew Foster, Rachel Friedberg, David Genesove, Byungdoo Sohn, and seminar participants at Ben Gurion University, the Boston University/Harvard/MIT seminar in health economics, Brown University, University of California at San Diego, Clemson University, Cornell University, University of Haifa, the Harvard Center for International Development, Hebrew University, Indiana University, the International Monetary Fund, the NBER Economic Fluctuations and Growth group, New York University, North Carolina State University, Ohio State University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Wisconsin, and the World Bank for helpful discussions. Suchit Arora graciously provided his data on height and adult survival. Doug Park and Dimitra Politi provided superlative research assistance. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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