Quantitative Aspects of Post-War European Economic Growth

Quantitative Aspects of Post-War European Economic Growth

by Bart van Ark, Nicholas Crafts
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521496284

ISBN-13: 9780521496285

Pub. Date: 05/28/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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.

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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.

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ISBN-13:
9780521496285
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
468
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.18(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures; List of tables; List of contributors; Preface; 1. Catch-up, convergence and the sources of post-war European growth: introduction and overview Bart van Ark and Nicholas Crafts; 2. Macroeconomic accounts for European countries Angus Maddison; 3. Sectoral growth accounting and structural change in post-war Europe Bart van Ark; 4. Measures of fixed capital stocks in the post-war period: a five-country study Mary O'Mahony; 5. Technology indicators and economic growth in the European area: some empirical evidence Bart Verspagen; 6. Human capital and productivity in manufacturing during the twentieth century: Britain, Germany and the United States Stephen N. Broadberry and Karin Wagner; 7. Convergence and divergence in the European periphery: productivity in Eastern and Southern Europe in retrospect Bart van Ark; 8. Convergence: what the historical record shows Stephen N. Broadberry; 9. Growth and convergence in OECD countries: a closer look Javier Andrés, Rafael Doménech and César Molinas; 10. On the historical continuity of the process of economic growth Theo van de Klundert and Anton van Schaik; 11. Europe's Golden Age: an econometric investigation of changing trend rates of growth Nicholas Crafts and Terence C. Mills; Index.

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