• Jeffrey Williamson


Latin American Inequality: Colonial Origins, Commodity Booms, or a Missed 20th Century Leveling? Jeffrey Williamson, January 2015, Paper. "Most analysts of the modern Latin American economy have held the pessimistic belief in historical persistence -- they believe that Latin America has always had very high levels of inequality, and that it’s the Iberian colonists’ fault. Thus, modern analysts see today a more unequal Latin America compared with Asia and most rich post-industrial nations and assume that this must always have been true. Indeed, some have argued that high inequality appeared..." (May require user account or purchase) Link