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NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Size Really Doesn't Matter: In Search of a National Scale Effect

Andrew K. Rose

NBER Working Paper No. 12191
Issued in May 2006

---- Acknowledgements -----

B.T. Rocca Jr. Professor of International Business, Economic Analysis and Policy Group, Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, NBER Research Associate, and CEPR Research Fellow. I conducted part of this work in Singapore (a small diverse rich country), and continued it at the IMF (an institution with ten members of population less than Berkeley): I thank INSEAD and the Fund%u2019s Research Department for hospitality during the course of this work. For comments, I thank: an anonymous referee, Allan Drazen, Mitsuhiro Fukao, Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas, Takeo Hoshi, Taka Ito, Chad Jones, Elias Papaioannou, Etsuro Shioji, Mark Spiegel, Shang-Jin Wei, and workshop participants at TRIO and the Universities of Pennsylvania and Washington. The data set, key output, and a current version of the paper are available at my website.

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