Respond to "Duplications" by Drelichman and Voth Articles uri icon

publication date

  • October 2016

start page

  • 1007

end page

  • 1013


  • 3


  • 69

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0013-0117

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1468-0289


  • In this response, we demonstrate that Mauricio Drelichman and Hans‐Joachim Voth, in their 2015 Economic History Review note 'Duplication without constraints: Álvarez‐Nogal and Chamley's analysis of debt policy under Philip II', provide a misconceived and inaccurate account of our argument about the finances of Philip II in 'Debt policy under constraints: Philip II, the Cortes, and Genoese bankers' (Economic History Review, 2014). Here, we summarize our position in the context of the current literature and provide a few comments on data gathering.