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Contours of the World Economy 1-2030 AD: Essays in Macro-Economic History
     

Contours of the World Economy 1-2030 AD: Essays in Macro-Economic History

by Angus Maddison
 

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ISBN-10: 0199227209

ISBN-13: 9780199227204

Pub. Date: 12/05/2007

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This book seeks to identify the forces which explain how and why some parts of the world have grown rich and others have lagged behind. Encompassing 2000 years of history, Part 1begins with the Roman Empire and explores the key factors that have influenced economic development in Africa, Asia, the Americas and Europe. Part 2 covers the development of macroeconomic

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This book seeks to identify the forces which explain how and why some parts of the world have grown rich and others have lagged behind. Encompassing 2000 years of history, Part 1begins with the Roman Empire and explores the key factors that have influenced economic development in Africa, Asia, the Americas and Europe. Part 2 covers the development of macroeconomic tools of analysis from the 17th century to the present. Part 3 looks to the future and considers what the shape of the world economy might be in 2030.

Combining both the close quantitative analysis with a more qualitative approach that takes into account the complexity of the forces at work, Contours of the World Economy provides students with a totally fascinating overview of world economic history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199227204
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/05/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
877,418
Product dimensions:
9.60(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction and Summary
Part I Contours of World Development, 1-2003 AD
1. The Roman Empire and its Economy
2. The Resurrection of the West and the Transformation of the Americas
3. Interaction between Asia and the West, 1500-2030
4. The Impact of Islam and Europe on African Development, 1-2003 A D
Part II Advances in Macro-measurement since 1665
5. Arithmeticians and Historical Demographers: The Pioneers of Macro-measurement
6. Macro-measurement: How Far Have We Come?
Part III The Shape of Things to Come
7. The World Economy in 2030
Statistical Appendix A
Statistical Appendix B

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