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Growing Up in a Recession: Beliefs and the Macroeconomy

Paola Giuliano, Antonio Spilimbergo

NBER Working Paper No. 15321
Issued in September 2009

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The views expressed in this paper are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent those of the IMF, its board of directors, or the National Bureau of Economic Research. We thank Marco Ottaviani and several anonymous referees for comments that substantially improved the paper. We also thank Antonio Ciccone, Claudia Goldin, Larry Katz, Bob Margo, Sarah Reber, David Romer, Jason Snyder, Romain Wacziarg, and Fabrizio Zilibotti, as well as participants at various conferences and seminars. We are very grateful to David Card, Liz Cascio, and Sarah Reber for providing data on the quality of education in the United States. Paola Giuliano gratefully acknowledges support from the Center for American Politics and Public Policy at UCLA and thanks the Russell Sage Foundation for its wonderful hospitality.

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