Short- and Long-Run Impacts of Rural Electrification: Evidence from the Historical Rollout of the U.S. Power Grid

Electrification among American farm households increased from less than 10 percent to nearly 100 percent over a three decade span, 1930{1960. We exploit the historical rollout of the U.S. power grid to study the short- and long-run impacts of rural electrification on local economies. In the short ru...

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Volume: 11243
Main Author: Lewis, Joshua
Severnini, Edson R
Format: Paper
Language: English
Place of publication: Bonn Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) 2017
published in: IZA Discussion Papers Vol. 11243
Data of publication: 2017
Discipline: Agriculture
Online Access: Fulltext
Database: EconStor
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