Tracing the reversal of fortune in the Americas. Bolivian GDP per capita since the mid-nineteenth century∗

  • Alfonso Herranz-Loncán, José Alejandro Peres-Cajías, +5 authors Leandro Prados
  • Published 2013


In the centuries before the Spanish conquest, the Bolivian space was among the most highly urbanised and complex societies in the Americas. In contrast, in the early 21 century Bolivia is one of the poorest economies in the continent. According to Acemoglu, Johnson and Robinson (2002), this contrast between precolonial opulence and current poverty makes… (More)


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