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Quantitative Aspects of Post-War European Economic Growth - Bart van Ark

Quantitative Aspects of Post-War European Economic Growth

By: Bart van Ark (Editor), Nicholas Crafts (Editor)

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Published: 15th May 2004
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Interest in growth theory has reawakened since the mid-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 new 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.

'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

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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ISBN: 9780521496285
ISBN-10: 0521496284
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 468
Published: 15th May 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.86