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Local Economic Development, Agglomeration Economies, and the Big Push: 100 Years of Evidence from the Tennessee Valley Authority

Patrick M. Kline, Enrico Moretti

NBER Working Paper No. 19293
Issued in August 2013

---- Acknowledgements -----

We thank the referees, two editors, Daron Acemoglu, Raj Chetty, Janet Currie, Donald Davis, Yuriy Gorodnichenko, Chang-Tai Hsieh, Rick Hornbeck, Costas Meghir, Evan Rawley, Stephen Redding, Chris Udry and seminar participants at Berkeley, Columbia, UC Davis, the Econometric Society Summer Meetings, Harvard, Humboldt, LSE, Maryland, Michigan, the NBER Summer Institute, Paris Sciences Po, Pompeu Fabra, Princeton, Stanford, Tinbergen, Yale, Wharton, Wisconsin, UBC, and UCLA for useful comments. We are grateful to Andrew Garin for pointing out a mistake in an earlier version of this article. We thank Olivier Deschenes and Alan Barreca for providing us with some of the data. We gratefully acknowledge the Berkeley Center for Equitable Growth for funding support. We thank Michel Serafinelli, Valentina Paredes, Juan Pablo Atal, Edson Severnini and Owen Zidar for 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.

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