Spatial Competition, Innovation and Institutions: The Industrial Revolution and the Great Divergence
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We benefitted from helpful comments from seminar participants at Brown, CEU, Cleveland Fed, Dartmouth, HEC, Houston, Humboldt, U Javeriana, LSU, Miami, Penn, Princeton, St. Louis Fed and Texas A&M. We thank Wolfgang Keller for sharing historical prefecture-level data on China. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.