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Unformatted text preview: ter than untreated places. We then focus on variation within Germany and code the different types of reforms that took place. This allows us to estimate a first-stage of reforms on treatment and then an IV model. We find similar results. Introduction Historical background Cross-country evidence Within-Germany Evidence Reforms in Germany Conclusion The Consequences of Radical Reform: The French Revolution Urbanization in Europe Daron Acemoglu, Davide Cantoni, Simon Johnson, James Robinson 50 Figure 2B: Napoleonic Armies as Treatment, European Sample Urbanization rate 30 40 Introduction Historical background Cross-country evidence 20 Within-Germany Evidence Reforms in Germany 10 Conclusion 1700 1750 1800 year Treatment 1850 Control 1900 The Consequences of Radical Reform: The French Revolution Urbanization in Germany 60 Figure 3B: Napoleonic Armies as Treatment, German Sample Daron Acemoglu, Davide Cantoni, Simon Johnson, James Robinson Introduction Urbanization rate 20 40 Historical background Cross-country evidence Within-Germany Evidence Reforms in Germany 0 Conclusion 1700 1750 1800 year Treatment 1850 Control 1900 Impact of the French Armies in Europe Revolution occurred in 1789 and after 1792 French armies fought across much of Western Europe in the War of the First Coalition. 1794: Annexed Belgium and the Rhineland 1795: Invasion of the Netherlands, Batavian Republic 1790s: Invasion and reorganization of Italy and Switzerland 1803-6: Reorganization of the Holy Roman Empire into the Rheinbund 1808: Invasion of Spain 1812: Defeat in Russia. Collapse of Empire 1815: Waterloo. The Consequences of Radical Reform: The French Revolution Daron Acemoglu, Davide Cantoni, Simon Johnson, James Robinson Introduction Historical background Cross-country evidence Within-Germany Evidence Reforms in Germany Conclusion The Consequences of Radical Reform: The French Revolution Daron Acemoglu, Davide Cantoni, Simon Johnson, James Robinson Introduction Historical background Cross-country evidence Within-Germany Evidence Reforms in Germany Conclusion The Consequences of Radical Reform: The French Revolution Daron Acemoglu, Davide Cantoni, Simon Johnson, James Robinson Introduction Historical background Cross-country evidence Within-Germany Evidence Reforms in Germany Conclusion The Consequences of Radical Reform: The French Revolution Cross-Country Evidence–Model Daron Acemoglu, Davide Cantoni, Simon Johnson, James Robinson Use a panel of 41 countries (pre-unitary states or regions for Germany and Italy) and compute urbanization rates (% of population living in urban areas with 5,000 or more inhabitants) Introduction Historical background We estimate reduced form models of the following form: yjt = dt + δj + ∑ t ∈T post α t · Dt · Ij + ∑ t ∈T αt · Dt · Ij + ε jt , pre (1) where yjt is the outcome variable (urbanization, log GDP per capita) in country j at time t , the dt ’s denote a full set of time effects, the δj ’s denote a full set of country effects, a...
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