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Long-term effects of the Inca Road

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Ana Paula Franco, Sebastian Galiani and Pablo Lavado in this voxeu research: The Inca Empire was the last and greatest in a long series of highly developed cultures in pre-colonial South America. The Inca Road has played a particularly important part in the region’s history. Not only did it play a major role during the Inca Empire but it was a key component of the economy when most of South America was under Spanish rule. Unlike how they treated the Inca’s agriculture or language, the Spaniards incorporated the road system into their trade-based economy and merged it with their own institutions. It was thus a linchpin of the colonial economy in the New World (Glave 1989). Despite the role the Inca Road played in both the past and present, its impact on current development has not

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Ana Paula Franco, Sebastian Galiani and Pablo Lavado in this voxeu research:

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I am currently pursuing my PhD in economics. I have work-ex of nearly 10 years with most of those years spent figuring economic research in Mumbai’s financial sector.

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