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NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

When the Levee Breaks: Black Migration and Economic Development in the American South

Richard Hornbeck, Suresh Naidu

NBER Working Paper No. 18296
Issued in August 2012

---- Acknowledgements -----

For comments and suggestions, we thank Ran Abramitzky, Daron Acemoglu, Lee Alston, Hoyt Bleakley, Leah Boustan, Bill Collins, Paul David, Dave Donaldson, Price Fishback, Claudia Goldin, Larry Katz, Paul Rhode, Andrei Shleifer, Jeff Vincent, Gavin Wright, and seminar participants at AEA, Arizona, BREAD, Columbia, CIFAR, Pittsburgh, Harvard, NBER, Stanford, UC Berkeley, and UC San Diego. For financial support, we thank CIFAR and the WCFIA's Project on Justice, Welfare, and Economics. Tom Beckford, James Feigenbaum, Lillian Fine, Andrew Das Sarma, and Leo Schwartz provided excellent research assistance. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research. For financial support, we thank CIFAR and the WCFIA's Project on Justice, Welfare, and Economics.

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