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The Making of the Modern Metropolis: Evidence from London

Stephan Heblich, Stephen J. Redding, Daniel M. Sturm

NBER Working Paper No. 25047
Issued in September 2018

---- Acknowledgments ----

We are grateful to Bristol University, the London School of Economics, and Princeton University for research support. Heblich also acknowledges support from the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) Grant No. INO15-00025. We would like to thank Victor Couture, Jonathan Dingel, Ed Glaeser, Vernon Henderson, Petra Moser, Leah Platt-Boustan, Will Strange, Claudia Steinwender, Jerry White, Christian Wolmar and conference and seminar participants at Berkeley, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR), Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), Dartmouth, EIEF Rome, German Economic Association, Harvard, MIT, National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), University College London (UCL), Urban Economics Association (UEA), Vienna, Yale, Zoom Urban Seminar, and Zurich for helpful comments. We would like to thank David Green for sharing printed copies of the Henry Poole data and T. Wangyal Shawa for his help with the GIS data. We would also like to thank the Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure, the British Library (BL), the British Library of Political and Economic Science (BLPES) at the London School of Economics, the Guildhall Library, London Metropolitan Archives (LMA), and the Omnibus Society for their help with data. Finally, we are grateful to Charoo Anand, Iain Bamford, Horst Braeunlich, Dennis Egger, Andreas Ferrara, Ben Glaeser and Florian Trouvain for excellent research assistance. The usual disclaimer applies. 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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