Lunch Seminar: Jonathan Rose: The National War Labor Board
Capacity Utilization

Economic History Seminar: Jeremiah Dittmar: Ideas, Technology, and Economic Change: The Impact of the Printing Press

Jeremiah:

Was the new information technology associated with city growth?... Between 1500 and 1600 cities where printing presses were established... grew 60% faster.... I show that cities that adopted printing had no such advantage prior to adoption and that the association of adoption and subsequent growth was not due to printers anticipating future city growth or choosing auspicious locations... OLS, difference-in-difference, and synthetic matching...

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