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Business Failures by Industry in the United States, 1895 to 1939: A Statistical History.

Gary Richardson, Michael Gou

NBER Working Paper No. 16872
Issued in March 2011
NBER Program(s):   DAE

Dun's Review began publishing monthly data on bankruptcies by branch of business during the 1890s. This essay reconstructs that series, links it to its successors, and discusses how it can be used for economic analysis.

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Document Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3386/w16872

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