Financial Development and City Growth: Evidence from Northeastern American Cities, 1790-1870
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We thank Antonio Accetturo, Scott Baier, Tomas Cvrcek, Jeff Lin, Albert Saiz, Curtis Simon, and seminar participants at Brown University, University of the Basque Country, University of Sheffield, and participants in the Urban Economics Association Meetings in Denver, and the First Workshop on Urban Economics (University of Barcelona) for valuable comments on earlier drafts. Bodenhorn thanks the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation for financial support. We also thank Adam Blott, Laura Lamontagne and Pam Bodenhorn for their assistance in collecting and organizing the data. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.