NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Trade Booms, Trade Busts, and Trade Costs

David S. Jacks, Christopher M. Meissner, Dennis Novy

NBER Working Paper No. 15267
Issued in August 2009

---- Acknowledgements -----

We thank Alan M. Taylor for comments and Vicente Pinilla and Javier Silvestre for help with our data. We also appreciate the feedback from seminars at Calgary, Essex, Michigan, the New York Federal Reserve, Oxford, Stanford, Stockholm, UCLA, Valencia, and Zaragoza as well as from presentations at the 2008 Canadian Network for Economic History meetings, 2008 Western Economics Association meetings, the 2008 World Congress of Cliometrics meetings, and the 2009 Nottingham GEP Trade Costs Conference. Finally, Jacks gratefully acknowledges the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada for research support. Novy gratefully acknowledges research support from the Economic and Social Research Council, grant RES-000-22-3112. 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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