Are these the right papers for first-year Ph.D. students in Economics to read for their week spent thinking about cities and economic growth? If not these, what are the right papers?
Sukkoo Kim (2006), “Division of Labor and the Rise of Cities: Evidence from US Industrialization 1850-1880,” Journal of Economic Geography 6, pp.469-491 http://joeg.oxfordjournals.org/content/6/4/469.abstract
Hoyt Bleakley and Jeffrey Lin (2012), “Portage and Path Dependence,” Quarterly Journal of Economics 127 (May): 587–644 http://qje.oxfordjournals.org/content/127/2/587.full.pdf
Donald R. Davis and David E. Weinstein (2002), “Bones, Bombs, and Break Points: The Geography of Economic Activity.” American Economic Review 92 (December): 1269– 1289 http://www.jstor.org/stable/pdfplus/3083250.pdf
Richard Hornbeck and Daniel Keniston (2014), “Creative Destruction: Barriers to Urban Growth and the Great Boston Fire of 1872”, Unpublished paper (December) http://scholar.harvard.edu/files/hornbeck/files/fire_dh_august2014.pdf
Alexander Klein and Nicholas Crafts (2015), “Agglomeration Economics and Productivity Growth, U.S. Cities, 1880-1930,” CAGE Working Paper no. 235, http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/resear_...___klein___crafts.pdf