Global Trade and the Maritime Transport Revolution
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We thank Rui Esteves, Douglas Irwin, Chris Meissner, Alan Taylor, William Hutchinson, and the paper's two referees for comments. We also appreciate the feedback from seminar participants at the Long-term Perspectives for Business, Finance, and Institutions conference, the 2007 Allied Social Sciences meetings, the 2007 All-UC Group in Economic History conference, the 2007 European Historical Economics Society meetings, the 2007 Economic History Association meetings, Harvard, and Dalhousie. Finally, we gratefully acknowledge the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada for research support. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.