NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Tipping and the Dynamics of Segregation

David Card, Alexandre Mas, Jesse Rothstein

NBER Working Paper No. 13052
Issued in April 2007

---- Acknowledgements -----

We are grateful to Edward Glaeser and three anonymous referees for their insightful comments and to Ted Miguel, Joshua Angrist, Jack Porter, Bo Honoré, Mark Watson, Jose Scheinkman, and Roland Benabou for helpful discussions. David Walton, Brad Howells, and Andrew Roland provided outstanding research assistance. We also thank Gregg Carter and Bill Collins for the data used to construct an index of riot severity and Albert Saiz and Susan Wachter for data on land use patterns. This research was funded in part by the Center for Labor Economics and the Fisher Center for Real Estate at UC Berkeley, and by the Industrial Relations Section and Center for Economic Policy Studies at Princeton University. 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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