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Explaining the Economic Performance of Nations: Essays in Time and Space

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A collection of previous and new essays examining the comparative, historical, and quantitative aspects of economic growth, offering an analytical framework for causal analysis of growth performance, and discussion of investment and stock estimation, measurement of economic performance, the roots of economic backwardness, and the effect of social policy in capitalist countries. Draws on quantitative and qualitative evidence to analyze the economic performance of various nations, revealing why growth rates differ, why real income and productivity spreads are so wide, and why the pace of growth varies over time. No index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
1 Reasons for Accelerated Growth and Variations in Performance 7
2 Growth and Slowdown in Advanced Capitalist Economies: Techniques of Quantitative Assessment 36
3 Ultimate and Proximate Growth Causality: A Critique of Mancur Olson on the Rise and Decline of Nations 86
4 Explaining the Economic Performance of Nations, 1820-1989 91
5 Standardised Estimates of Fixed Capital Stock: A Six Counts Comparison 137
6 A Long-Run Perspective on Saving 167
7 A Comparison of Levels of GDP Per Capita in Developed and Developing Countries, 1700-1980 189
8 The International Comparison of Value Added, Productivity and Purchasing Power Parities in Agriculture 204
9 International Comparison of Purchasing Power, Real Output and Labour Productivity: A Case Study of Brazilian, Mexican and US Manufacturing, 1975 227
10 The Historical Origins of Indian Poverty 257
11 The Historical Roots of Modern Mexico: 1500-1940 308
12 Dutch Income in and from Indonesia 1700-1938 331
13 Economic Stagnation Since 1973, Its Nature and Causes: A Six Country Survey 361
14 Origins and Impact of the Welfare State, 1883-1983 385
15 What Is Education For? 418
16 Confessions of a Chiffrephile 433
Name index 476
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