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NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Coal, Smoke, and Death: Bituminous Coal and American Home Heating

Alan Barreca, Karen Clay, Joel Tarr

NBER Working Paper No. 19881
Issued in February 2014

---- Acknowledgements -----

We thank Leila Abu-Orf, Paula Levin, and Katherine Rudolph for excellent research assistance. We are grateful to Antonio Bento, Olivier Deschenes, Stanley Engerman, Price Fishback, Gary Libecap, Paulina Oliva, Paul Rhode, Mel Stephens, and seminar participants at the AERE 2013 Meeting, ASSA 2013 Cliometrics Session, Cornell University, DC Area Economic History Workshop, Economic History Association 2011 Meetings, Pittsburgh Economics Medley Conference, Stanford University, University of California, Santa Barbara, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and University of Michigan, and Yale University for helpful comments. The infant birth data was digitized with financial support from NIA grant P30-AG012810 through the NBER. 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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