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NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Is India's Manufacturing Sector Moving Away From Cities?

Ejaz Ghani, Arti Grover Goswami, William R. Kerr

NBER Working Paper No. 17992
Issued in April 2012

---- Acknowledgements -----

We are grateful for helpful suggestions/comments from Mehtab Azam, Martha Chen, Edward Glaeser, Himanshu, Ravi Kanbur, Vinish Kathuria, Amitabh Kundu, Peter Lanjouw, Om Prakash Mathur, Pratap Bhanu Mehta, P.C. Mohanan, Rakesh Mohan, Enrico Moretti, Partha Mukhopadhyay, Stephen O'Connell, Inder Sud, Arvind Virmani, and Hyoung Gun Wang. We are particularly indebted to Henry Jewell for excellent data work and maps. We thank the World Bank's South Asia Labor Flagship team for providing the primary datasets used in this paper. Funding for this project was provided by the World Bank and Multi-Donor Trade Trust Fund. The views expressed here are those of the authors and not of any institution they may be associated with, nor of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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