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The Wrong Side(s) of the Tracks Estimating the Causal Effects of Racial Segregation on City Outcomes

Elizabeth Oltmans Ananat

NBER Working Paper No. 13343
Issued in August 2007

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*Email eoananat@duke.edu. I would especially like to thank David Autor and Jon Gruber. In addition I am grateful to: Daron Acemoglu, Michael Anderson, Josh Angrist, Martha Bailey, Charlie Clotfelter, Phil Cook, Josh Fischman, Michael Greenstone, Sunny Ladd, Joanna Lahey, Byron Lutz, Bob Margo, Justin McCrary, Guy Michaels, Jim Poterba, Phil Oreopoulos, Jacob Vigdor, Ebonya Washington, participants in the MIT Public Finance and Labor and the Harvard Economic History workshops, and seminar participants at Bocconi University, UC-Irvine, Brown, Wisconsin, BU, Carnegie-Mellon, Syracuse, and UIUC, all of whom provided helpful comments and advice. Thanks also to Daniel Sheehan and Lisa Sweeney of GIS Services at MIT and David Cobb and Patrick Florance of the Harvard Map Library for creating the digital map images and teaching me how to use them. A Health and Aging Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, Grant #T32-AG00186, from the National Bureau of Economic Research, provided financial support. 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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