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Quantitative aspects of post-war European economic growth /
edited by Bart van Ark and Nicholas Crafts.
imprint
Cambridge, England ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1996.
description
xxii, 442 p. : ill.
ISBN
0521496284 (hardback)
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imprint
Cambridge, England ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1996.
isbn
0521496284 (hardback)
catalogue key
813743
 
Includes bibliographical references.
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'For those readers with quantitative inclinations this volume is a must for their library shelves. It provides an excellent reference source for the statistical data alone, and it should also prove useful to students taking advanced courses, providing they have had some training in economic studies.' Economic History Review
'For those readers with quantitative inclinations this volume is a must for their library shelves. It provides an excellent reference source for the statistical data alone, and it should also prove useful to students taking advanced courses, providing they have had some training in economic studies.'Economic History Review
‘For those readers with quantitative inclinations this volume is a must for their library shelves. It provides an excellent reference source for the statistical data alone, and it should also prove useful to students taking advanced courses, providing they have had some training in economic studies.’Economic History Review
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Summaries
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This quantitative account of European growth since 1950 combines historical and economic expertise. Individual chapters cover macroeconomic accounts, national accounts by industry, human capital etc., and a critique is given of each method used.
Description for Library
This volume is a quantitative account of growth in Europe since 1950 which combines historical and economic expertise. The authors explore the catch-up and convergence evidence on a cross-sectional basis, armed not only with new theoretical ideas, but also with the empirical evidence since 1950 on which to draw. They interpret their results assessing the pitfalls, benefits and implications of the methods used, therefore providing an authoritative survey of the dimensions of European growth.
Main Description
Interest in growth theory has reawakened since the middle of the 1980s, but it is some time since a comparative exercise has been carried out. This volume explores the catch-up and convergence evidence of European growth on a cross-sectional basis, armed not only with alternative theoretical ideas, but also with the empirical evidence since 1950 on which to draw. Individual chapters cover macroeconomic accounts, national accounts by industry, measures of fixed capital stocks, technology indicators, human capital, total factor productivity and changes in trend rates of growth, and each assesses the pitfalls, benefits and implications of the methods used. The result is an authoritative quantitative account of the dimensions of European economic growth within an explicitly internationally comparative framework.
Main Description
This crucial volume evaluates the catchup and convergence evidence on European economic growth on a cross-sectional basis. Chapters cover macroeconomic accounts, national accounts by industry, measures of fixed capital stocks, technology indicators, human capital and total factor productivity, and changes in trend rates of growth.
Description for Bookstore
This volume is an authoritative quantitative account of growth in Europe since 1950 that combines historical and economic expertise. The authors explore the catch-up and convergence evidence on a cross-sectional basis, armed with new theoretical ideas and empirical data.
Description for Bookstore
This volume is an authoritative quantitative account of growth in Europe since 1950 that combines historical and economic expertise. The authors explore the catch-up and convergence evidence on a cross-sectional basis, armed with alternative theoretical ideas and empirical data.
Table of Contents
List of figures
List of tables
List of contributors
Preface
Catch-up, convergence and the sources of post-war European growth: introduction and overview
Macroeconomic accounts for European countries
Sectoral growth accounting and structural change in post-war Europe
Measures of fixed capital stocks in the post-war period: a five-country study
Technology indicators and economic growth in the European area: some empirical evidence
Human capital and productivity in manufacturing during the twentieth century: Britain, Germany and the United States
Convergence and divergence in the European periphery: productivity in Eastern and Southern Europe in retrospect
Convergence: what the historical record shows
Growth and convergence in OECD countries: a closer look
On the historical continuity of the process of economic growth
Europe's Golden Age: an econometric investigation of changing trend rates of growth
Index
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