Quantitative Aspects of Post-War European Economic Growthby Bart van Ark, Nicholas Crafts
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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Table of ContentsList 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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