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Monks, Gents and Industrialists: The Long-Run Impact of the Dissolution of the English Monasteries

Leander Heldring, James A. Robinson, Sebastian Vollmer

NBER Working Paper No. 21450
Issued in August 2015, Revised in October 2017

---- Acknowledgments ----

We would like to thank Daron Acemoglu, Robert Allen, Josh Angrist, Rui Esteves, Joe Ferrie, Regina Grafe, Felicity Heal, Clive Holmes, Joel Mokyr, Kevin O'Rourke, Orlando Patterson, Daniel Smail, Beth Truesdale and seminar participants at Harvard, Northwestern, Brown, Oxford, Göttingen, Münster, Mannheim, Heidelberg, ETH Zürich, Delhi School of Economics, Hertie School of Governance, the 2014 EEA meetings, the 2015 CEPR-NYU Economic History Conference and the NBER Development of the American Economy meeting for helpful comments, Bruce Campbell, James Dowey and Max Satchell for kindly sharing their data and Giovanni Zambotti for GIS assistance. We would like to thank Johannes Bettin, Kathrin Ellieroth, Wiebke Gumboldt, Jakob Hauth, Amol Pai, Timo Stibbe and Juditha Wojcik for valuable research assistance. 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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