NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Disease and Development Revisited

David E. Bloom, David Canning, Günther Fink

NBER Working Paper No. 15137
Issued in July 2009

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We are grateful to Daron Acemoglu and Simon Johnson for sharing their data and computer programs. We would like to thank Hoyt Bleakley, Jocelyn Finlay, Isabel Günther, Dean Jamison, and Sebastian Linnemayr for useful discussions. Support for this research was provided by grant number 5 P30 AG024409 from the National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, and by a grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. 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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