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How Successful Was the New Deal? The Microeconomic Impact of New Deal Spending and Lending Policies in the 1930s

Price V. Fishback

NBER Working Paper No. 21925
Issued in January 2016

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I owe special thanks to Shawn Kantor who got me involved with the New Deal and co-authored many of the New Deal papers with me cited here. John Wallis gave me numerous insights based on his own research on the New Deal and has worked with me on several projects. The reference list is truly an acknowledgment list because nearly everybody on the list who published material after 1980 has shared insights on the New Deal with me directly. Claudia Goldin, James Poterba, and Bill Collins aided me greatly in setting up and running conferences on the New Deal that helped shape my writing. Funding for the research has come from National Science Foundation grants SES-135744, SES-1061927, SES- 0921732, SES 0617972, SES 0214483, SES-0080324, and SBR-9708098, from the Earhart Foundation, the Koch Foundation, the Bradley Foundation, the National Bureau of Economic Research and from University of Arizona’s Economics Department, Eller College, Frank and Clara Kramer Professorship, and Thomas R. Brown Professorship. None of the opinions expressed here should be seen as representing the opinions of the groups funding the research. 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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