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The Home Front: Rent Control and the Rapid Wartime Increase in Home Ownership

Daniel K. Fetter

NBER Working Paper No. 19604
Issued in October 2013

---- Acknowledgements -----

For helpful comments I thank Jeremy Atack, John Bellows, Price Fishback, Eric Hilt, Lee Lockwood, Hugh Rockoff, Ken Snowden, Richard Sutch, John Wallis, Heidi Williams, and seminar participants at Arizona, Harvard, Stanford, Vanderbilt, Wellesley, Yale, the Washington Area Economic History Seminar, the 2012 Cliometrics Conference, the 2012 NBER Summer Institute, the 2013 AREUEA Annual Meeting, and the 2013 AALAC Mellon 23 Workshop. For feedback at the earliest stages of this project I am also grateful to David Autor, Erica Field, Erzo Luttmer, Robert Margo, Rohini Pande, and especially to Edward Glaeser, Claudia Goldin, and Lawrence Katz. Chloe Breider, Andong Liu, Mengyuan Liu, Bing Wang, and Wendy Wu provided excellent research assistance. I also gratefully acknowledge financial support from the Taubman Center for State and Local Government, the Real Estate Academic Initiative at Harvard, and Wellesley College. All errors are my own. The views expressed herein are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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