September 11th Attacks

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Did the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon affect short and/or long-term productivity in the United States?

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The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 affected productivity in the United States in the short term but have not done so in the long term.

In the short term, there were real impacts on American productivity.  The major reason for this was the changes in various procedures that were meant to improve security.  For a number of days after the attack, there was no commercial air traffic.  This alone would have reduced...

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