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The World Economy : Historical Statistics - Angus Maddison

The World Economy

Historical Statistics

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Following on from his The World Economy: A Millennial Perspective, published by the OECD in 2001, Angus Maddison offers a rare insight into the history and political influence of national accounts and national accounting. He demonstrates that such statistical data can enlighten the contemporary and later observer in the analysis of economic phenomena such as growth, market formation and income distribution.
This approach is particularly interesting for developing countries which often lack the expertise or data to produce good national accounts and are thus deprived of a vital policy-making tool. For OECD countries, it is a reminder that policies need to be grounded in the reality of verifiable economic data if they are to succeed.

Forewordp. 3
List of Tables in Prologue and Source Notesp. 6
List of Basic Tablesp. 7
Acknowledgementsp. 10
Prefacep. 11
Introductionp. 13
Prologue: The Pioneers of Macromeasurementp. 15
29 West European Countriesp. 25
Western Offshoots (Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States)p. 71
East Europe and the Former USSRp. 91
7 Successor States of Former Czechoslovakia and Yugoslaviap. 103
15 Successor States of Former USSRp. 107
Latin Americap. 113
Asiap. 151
Africap. 189
The World Economy, 1950-2001p. 225
The World Economy, 1-2001 ADp. 241
Select Bibliographyp. 265
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ISBN: 9789264104129
ISBN-10: 9264104127
Series: Development Centre Studies
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 274
Published: 18th March 2004
Publisher: Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Country of Publication: FR
Dimensions (cm): 28.0 x 20.3  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.55