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The Cost of Property Rights: Establishing Institutions on the Philippine Frontier Under American Rule, 1898-1918

Noel Maurer, Lakshmi Iyer

NBER Working Paper No. 14298
Issued in September 2008

---- Acknowledgements -----

We would particularly like to thank Anne Booth, Alan Dye, Claudia Goldin, Bishnupriya Gupta, Stephen Haber, Richard Hooley, David Moss, Jeff Williamson for their excellent comments, advice, and help above and beyond the normal. We would also like to thank the participants in the Harvard-Hitotsubashi-Warwick Conference (Venice), the Harvard University Economic History Workshop, Harvard Business School Institutional Foundations of Capitalism, Yale University Economic History Workshop, and the Sawyer Seminar on Power and Property Rights (UNC-Chapel Hill). Avi Mowshovitz and Kevin Jiang provided superlative research assistance. Any and all errors are, of course, wholly our own. 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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