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Does in utero Exposure to Illness Matter? The 1918 Influenza Epidemic in Taiwan as a Natural Experiment

Ming-Jen Lin, Elaine M. Liu

NBER Working Paper No. 20166
Issued in May 2014

---- Acknowledgements -----

Contacting author. Email: mjlin@ntu.edu.tw. We thank Jerome Adda, Josh Angrist, Alan Barreca, Dan Bennett, John Bonin, Ken Chay, Aimee Chin, Willa Friedman, Seema Jayachandran, Ted Joyce, Ted Miguel, Tom Vogl, and conference participants at NBER-SI Health Economics Session, PacDev, NEUDC, MIEDC, AEA, and Academic Sinica and seminar participants at LSU, SFU, Texas A&M and the Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy for their helpful comments and suggestions. Financial support from the National Science Council, Taiwan (NSC99-2410-02-250-MY2) is appreciated. We thank Jason Chien-Yu Lai and Tzu-Yin Hazel Tseng for their excellent research assistance. We thank Ian Downing for his careful editorial support. 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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