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Would You Buy a Honda Made in the U.S.? The Impact of Production Location on Manufacturing Quality

Nicola Lacetera, Justin R. Sydnor

NBER Working Paper No. 18005
Issued in April 2012

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We are grateful to seminar participants at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the National Bureau of Economic Research, the University of Wisconsin Madison, the University of Michigan, the University of Toronto, the Georgia Institute of Technology, Case Western Reserve University, London Business School, and Cleveland State University for their comments. Special thanks to Susan Helper, Glenn Mercer, and Jim Rebitzer for help obtaining data and advice on the auto industry, and to Heather Royer for sharing her econometric expertise. Christian Catalini, Tianli Chen, Jonathan Evans, James Graulty, Brian Jameson, Vivek Kartha, and Yugarshi Mondal provided excellent research assistance. Financial support from the International Motor Vehicle Program is gratefully acknowledged. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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