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Flip the Switch: The Spatial Impact of the Rural Electrification Administration 1935-1940

Carl Kitchens, Price Fishback

NBER Working Paper No. 19743
Issued in December 2013

---- Acknowledgements -----

The authors would like to thank seminar and conference participants at University of Arizona, University of Mississippi, Florida State University, 7th World Congress of Cliometrics, and Southern Economic Association Annual meetings. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

---- Disclosure of Financial Relationships for Price Fishback -----

The data collection for the project included support from the following sources:

The University of Arizona Economics Department and the Thomas R. Brown Professorship in Economics.

“Institutional Performance and Change During Boom and Bust: The Residential Mortgage Market, 1920-1940.” National Science Foundation Grant SES-1061927. $304,300 for three years. Collaborative with Kenneth Snowden at University of North Carolina, Greensboro for another $150,000.

”The Dramatic Rise in Agricultural Productivity in the U.S During the Twentieth Century: Disentangling the Roles of Technological Change, Government Policy, and Climate.” With Paul Rhode at Michigan as co-PI, and Michael Haines at Colgate as a contractor. National Science Foundation. SES- 0921732. $598,932.00, 2009-2012.

“Government, Housing, and the Changing Income Distribution During the Great Depression: A Dissaggregated and Microeconomic Approach.” National Science Foundation, SES 0617972 $410,087 with Alfonso Flores-Lagunes and Kei Hirano at University of Arizona. Collaborative with Shawn Kantor at UC Merced with another $150,000, 2006-2009.

Koch Scholars in Economic History at the University of Arizona. Koch Foundation, January 2013 – December 2013, $12,000.

Koch Scholars in Economic History at the University of Arizona. Koch Foundation, January 2012 – December 2012, $12,000.

Koch Scholars in Economic History at the University of Arizona. Koch Foundation, January 2011 – December 2011, $12,000.

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