Peter H. Lindert

Department of Economics
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA 95616
Tel: 530/752-1983
Fax: 530/752-5611

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NBER Program Affiliations: DAE
NBER Affiliation: Research Associate
Institutional Affiliation: University of California at Davis

NBER Working Papers and Publications

December 2016Purchasing Power Disparity before 1914
June 2014Making the Most of Capital in the 21st Century
January 2014American Colonial Incomes, 1650-1774
with Jeffrey G. Williamson: w19861

Published: Peter H. Lindert & Jeffrey G. Williamson, 2016. "American colonial incomes, 1650-1774," The Economic History Review, vol 69(1), pages 54-77. citation courtesy of

September 2012American Incomes 1774-1860
with Jeffrey G. Williamson: w18396
Russian Inequality on the Eve of Revolution
with Steven Nafziger: w18383

Published: Lindert, Peter H. & Nafziger, Steven, 2014. "Russian Inequality on the Eve of Revolution," The Journal of Economic History, Cambridge University Press, vol. 74(03), pages 767-798, September. citation courtesy of

July 2011American Incomes before and after the Revolution
with Jeffrey G. Williamson: w17211

Peter H. Lindert and Jeffrey G. Williamson. “American Incomes before and after the Revolution”. Forthcoming Journal of Economic History. Earlier version: NBER working paper 17211 (2011; revised February 2013). citation courtesy of

November 2009Revealing Failures in the History of School Finance
November 2008Kenneth Sokoloff on Inequality in the Americas
in Understanding Long-Run Economic Growth: Geography, Institutions, and the Knowledge Economy, Dora L. Costa and Naomi R. Lamoreaux, editors
October 2007Measuring Ancient Inequality
with Branko Milanovic, Jeffrey G. Williamson: w13550
August 2007The Curious Dawn of American Public Schools
with Sun Go: w13335
August 2006Euro-Productivity and Euro-Jobs since the 1960s: Which Institutions Really Mattered?
with Gayle Allard: w12460

Published: Hatton, Timothy J., Kevin H. O’Rourke, and Alan M. Taylor (eds.) The New Comparative Economic History: Essays in Honor of Jeffrey G. Williamson. Cambridge MA: MIT Press, 2007.

July 2003Why the Welfare State Looks Like a Free Lunch
June 2003Voice and Growth: Was Churchill Right?

Published: Lindert, Peter H. "Voice And Growth: Was Churchill Right?," Journal of Economic History, 2003, v63(2,Jun), 315-350. citation courtesy of

January 2003Does Globalization Make the World More Unequal?
with Jeffrey G. Williamson
in Globalization in Historical Perspective, Michael D. Bordo, Alan M. Taylor and Jeffrey G. Williamson, editors
April 2001Does Globalization Make the World More Unequal?
with Jeffrey G. Williamson: w8228
1989How Sovereign Debt Has Worked
with Peter J. Morton
in Developing Country Debt and the World Economy, Jeffrey D. Sachs, editor
How Sovereign Debt Has Worked
with Peter J. Morton
in Developing Country Debt and Economic Performance, Volume 1: The International Financial System, Jeffrey D. Sachs, editor
1980Child Costs and Economic Development
in Population and Economic Change in Developing Countries, Richard A. Easterlin, editor
Long-Term Trends in American Wealth Inequality
with Jeffrey G. Williamson
in Modeling the Distribution and Intergenerational Transmission of Wealth, James D. Smith, editor
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