NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

The Potato's Contribution to Population and Urbanization: Evidence from an Historical Experiment

Nathan Nunn, Nancy Qian

NBER Working Paper No. 15157
Issued in July 2009

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We thank David Canning, Greg Clark, Angus Deaton, Azim Essaji, Andrew Foster, Oded Galor, Claudia Goldin, Larry Katz, Wolfgang Keller, Joel Mokyr, Jean-Laurent Rosenthal, Yona Rubinstein, Andrei Shleifer, Peter Temin, and David Weil for valuable feedback and discussions. We also thank seminar participants at Bocconi University, Boston University, Brown University, Harvard University, MIT, Ohio State University, Princeton University, Tufts University, University of Chicago Booth School of Business, BREAD, CEA Annual Meetings, ISNIE Annual Conference, and NEUDC Annual Conference. We thank Sayon Deb for excellent research assistance. 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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