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Leah Boustan is a professor of economics at Princeton University.  Her research focuses on issues at the intersection of labor economics and economic history, particularly the consequences of the Great Black Migration after WWII. She has been an NBER affiliate since 2007.

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William Collins is the Terence E. Adderly Jr. Professor of Economics at Vanderbilt University. His research focuses on 20th century labor markets and cities, including migration, racial disparities, and urban renewal. He has been an NBER affiliate since 1999.

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