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When the Levee Breaks: Black Migration and Economic Development in the American South

From Richard Hornbeck and Suresh Naidu: In the American South, post-bellum economic development may have been restricted in part by white landowners’ access to low-wage black labor. This paper examines the impact of the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 on black … Continue reading

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A Century of U.S. Central Banking: Goals, Frameworks, Accountability

From Ben Bernanke: I’d like to thank the National Bureau of Economic Research for organizing this conference in recognition of the Federal Reserve’s centennial, and I’m glad to have the opportunity to participate. In keeping with the spirit of the … Continue reading

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Interview with Barry Eichengreen: Economic History, the Great Depression, and the Recent Financial Crisis

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