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Measuring Ancient Inequality

Branko Milanovic, Peter H. Lindert, Jeffrey G. Williamson

NBER Working Paper No. 13550
Issued in October 2007

---- Acknowledgements -----

We acknowledge help with the data from Carlos Bazdresch, Luis Bértola, David Clingingsmith, Rafa Dobado González, Jan Luiten van Zanden, Paolo Malanima, Leandro Prados de la Escosura, Jim Roumasset, and Jaime Salgado. The paper has also been improved by the comments of Jan de Vries and other participants at the EHA meetings (Austin, Texas: September 7-9, 2007.) Lindert and Williamson acknowledge financial support from the National Science Foundation (SES-0433358 and SES-0001362) and, for Williamson, the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences. 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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