Matthew Ruther

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While it is now well accepted that access to clean water plays an important role in public health and economic development, there is less historical evidence for the role that clean water played in the development of the now-rich world. I investigate this question by exploiting a natural experiment on the e¤ects of water quality on mortality— the advent of(More)
Madden (2004) and Madden and Ruther (2009) provide evidence that African American National Football League (NFL) head coaches significantly out-performed their white counterparts between 1990 and 2002. They conclude that this evidence is consistent with the hypothesis that African Americans had to be better coaches than whites in order to be hired as a head(More)
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