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OPTIMISTIC BUT FLAWED? A REPLY

  • Leticia Arroyo Abad (a1) and Jan Luiten Van Zanden (a2)
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Replying to Rafael Dobado-González’s article on living standards in Spanish America during the colonial period, we discuss the methodology and evidence published in Arroyo Abad, Davis, and van Zanden (2012).

En respuesta al artículo de Rafael Dobado-González sobre niveles de vida en Hispanoamérica durante el periodo colonial, discutimos la metodología y la evidencia publicadas en Arroyo Abad, Davis, and van Zanden (2012).

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Department of Economics, Middlebury College, 502a Warner Hall, Middlebury, VT 05753, USA. larroyoabad@middlebury.edu

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Department of History and Art History, Utrecht University, Drift 6, 3512 Utrecht, The Netherlands. j.l.vanzanden@uu.nl

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