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Latin American Growth-Inequality Trade-Offs: The Impact of Insurgence and Independence

Jeffrey G. Williamson

NBER Working Paper No. 15680
Issued in January 2010

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This paper relies heavily on three others: “Lost Decades: Lessons from Post-Independence Latin America,” Journal of Economic History (December 2007), written with R. Bates and J. Coatsworth; “Ancient Inequality,” Economic Journal (forthcoming 2010), written with B. Milanovic and P. H. Lindert; and “Five Centuries of Latin American Inequality,” Revista de Historia Económica (forthcoming 2010). I am grateful to Bob Bates, John Coatsworth, Peter Lindert and Branko Milanovic for allowing me to use our joint work here. I also acknowledge the many useful comments received when this paper was given at the ECLAC Seminar (Santiago, November 9, 2009), especially those of André Hofman. The views expressed herein are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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