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NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

First Do No Harm?: Tort Reform and Birth Outcomes

Janet Currie, W. Bentley MacLeod

NBER Working Paper No. 12478
Issued in August 2006

---- Acknowledgements -----

We thank Lewis Kornhauser, Avraham Ronen and Katherine Sharkey for very helpful discussions and Dan Carvell, Katherine Lo, Jacob Dy-Johnson and Ahmed Sangbana for their help in assembling our data. Wanchuan Lin provided truly exceptional research assistance. The Center for Law, Economics, and Organization at USC and the National Science Foundation provided financial support for this research. We thank Paul Oyer, Chapin White, seminar participants at New York University, the Wharton School, the Massachusetts Insitute of Technology, and the NBER Summer Institute for helpful comments. We are of course, solely responsible for any errors. 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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