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NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Market Potential and the Rise of US Productivity Leadership

Dan Liu, Christopher M. Meissner

NBER Working Paper No. 18819
Issued in February 2013

---- Acknowledgements -----

We are grateful to Steve Broadberry, Giovanni Federico, David Greasley, Michael Huberman, David Jacks, Ian Keay, Alex Klein, Aldo Musacchio, and Dennis Novy, who supplied advice on data, gave us the green light to use some of it, and warned us against potential mis-use of various data series. Special thanks to Pierre van der Eng who graciously provided access and advice on Indonesian trade and GDP data. Lionel Fontagné, Peter Jensen, Thierry Mayer, Dennis Novy, Max Schulze, Paul Sharp, and Jose de Sousa gave us many helpful comments and suggestions. We also thank conference and seminar participants at the NBER Summer Institute, Berkeley, Madrid, Odense, Essex, Paris, and Bologna for comments and suggestions. Remaining errors are the responsibility of the authors. Neither of the co-authors had any significant outside financial relationships nor was this research externally funded. 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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