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Designing Women: Consumer Goods Innovations in Britain, France and the United States, 1750-1900

B. Zorina Khan

NBER Working Paper No. 23086
Issued in January 2017

---- Acknowledgments ----

I have benefited greatly from discussions with Steve Broadberry, Ann Carlos, Neil Cummins, Claude Diebolt, Lars Heide, Naomi Lamoreaux, Gilles Postel-Vinay, Sreemati Mitter, Mohamed Saleh, and seminar participants at the National Bureau of Economic Research, LSE, Toulouse University, Paris School of Economics, the Association Française de Science Economique, Cambridge University, Queen’s University at Belfast, the panel on Women and Innovation at Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, and the Society for the History of Technology. Esther Brubaker provided invaluable assistance with the compilation and analysis of the data. I am grateful for the support of the National Science Foundation, the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property, the Hoover National Fellows Programme, and the IP2 Center at Stanford University. Thanks are especially due to the Economic History Group at the London School of Economics, which provided a supportive and stimulating environment during the completion of this project. All language translations are my own. Liability for errors is limited to the author. 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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