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Commodity Price Volatility and World Market Integration since 1700

David S. Jacks, Kevin H. O'Rourke, Jeffrey G. Williamson

NBER Working Paper No. 14748
Issued in February 2009

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We acknowledge with thanks help rendered by Sambit Bhattacharyya, Chris Blattman, George Boyer, Luis Catão, Bob Gregory, Jason Hwang, Norman Loayza, Alan Matthews and Steve Poelhekke, although they are not responsible for any flaws that may remain. Much of the work on this paper took place while O’Rourke was a Government of Ireland Senior Research Fellow, and he thanks the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences for their generous support. Williamson does the same for the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Science. Jacks gratefully acknowledges the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada for research 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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