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NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

History without Evidence: Latin American Inequality since 1491

Jeffrey G. Williamson

NBER Working Paper No. 14766
Issued in March 2009

---- Acknowledgements -----

Paper to be presented to the conference on A Comparative Approach to Inequality and Development: Latin America and Europe, Madrid (May 8-9, 2009). I acknowledge with gratitude: help with the analysis from Hilary Williamson Hoynes; comments on the paper and previous discussions on the topic with Bob Allen, Lety Arroyo Abad, Carlos Bazdresch, Luis Bértola, Amilcar Challu, John Coatsworth, Rafa Dobado, Regina Grafe, Alejandra Irigoin, Peter Lindert, Branko Milanovic, Jaime Salgado, Dick Salvucci, Blanca Sánchez-Alonso, Sam Williamson and participants at seminars at CIDE (October 2007), Canterbury (March 2009), ANU RSSS-Economics (April 2008), Warwick (May 2008), Paris GlobalEuronet Summer School (July 2008), Barcelona (October 2008), IISH (October 2008), the Wisconsin AE Development Workshop (October 2008), and the Michigan Development/History Workshop (December 2008); and comments on this draft by John Coatsworth, Branko Milanovic and especially Leandro Prados de la Escosura. 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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