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Economic and Political Inequality in Development: The Case of Cundinamarca, Colombia

Daron Acemoglu, María Angélica Bautista, Pablo Querubín, James A. Robinson

NBER Working Paper No. 13208
Issued in June 2007

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We would particularly like to thank Malcolm Deas for introducing us to the Catastros de Cundinamarca and for his extraordinary generosity with his time and knowledge of Colombian history. We also thank Peter Evans for his discussions and conference participants and Brown, the Canadian Institute of Advanced Research, the All-UC Economic History Conference at UC Davis, IMF, the Kennedy School, Maryland, MIT, and the World Bank for useful suggestions, particularly Allan Drazen, Daniel Trefler and Michael Walton. We are also grateful to Catalina Bautista, Leopoldo Fergusson, Maria Alejandra Palacio, Diana Rodriguez and Olga Lucia Romero for help in putting the data together on which the research is based. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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