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The Life Cycle of Plants in India and Mexico

Chang-Tai Hsieh, Peter J. Klenow

NBER Working Paper No. 18133
Issued in June 2012

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We benefited from the superlative research assistance of Siddharth Kothari, Huiyu Li, and Pedro José Martínez-Alanis. Ariel Burstein generously shared his Matlab programs. The paper incorporates many helpful comments from seminar participants and discussants – including Arnaud Costinot, John Haltiwanger, and Daniel Xu. Hsieh thanks Chicago’s Initiative for Global Markets and the Templeton Foundation and Klenow thanks the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research for financial support. Emails: chsieh@chicagobooth.edu and klenow@stanford.edu. Any opinions and conclusions expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the U.S. Census Bureau or the National Bureau of Economic Research. All results have been reviewed by the U.S. Census Bureau and Mexico's INEGI to ensure no confidential information is disclosed.

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