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Temporary Shocks and Persistent Effects in the Urban System: Evidence from British Cities after the U.S. Civil War

W. Walker Hanlon

NBER Working Paper No. 20471
Issued in September 2014

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For their helpful comments and suggestions I thank Jeremy Atack, Leah Boustan, Ryan Chahrour, Don Davis, Ronald Findlay, Richard Hornbeck, William Kerr, Amit Khandelwal, Tim Leunig, Guy Michaels, Matthew Notowidigdo, Henry Overman, Humphrey Southall, Eric Verhoogen, Jonathan Vogel, David Weinstein, Jeffrey Williamson and seminar participants at Caltech, Vanderbilt, Columbia and UCLA. Thanks to Matthew Wollard and Ole Wiedenmann at the UK Data Archive for help with the data. Funding was provided by the NSF (grant no. 0962545), the Economic History Association, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, and the European Commission's Marie Currie Initial Training Network (AMID Fellowship). 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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