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Regional GDP in Britain, 1871-1911: some estimates

Crafts, Nicholas (2004) Regional GDP in Britain, 1871-1911: some estimates. Working papers in large-scale technological change (03/04). Department of Economic History, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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The paper builds on a method proposed by Geary and Stark (2002) for estimating regional incomes in Victorian Britain. This is modified by using tax data to allocate non-wage income across regions. The results suggest that the coefficient of variation of regional GDP per head was rising rapidly prior to World War I in similar fashion to the late twentieth century such that its level in 1911 and 2001 was about the same. In both episodes of globalization there were big winners and big losers among British regions.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
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Additional Information: © 2004 Nicholas Crafts
Divisions: Economic History
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D204 Modern History
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
JEL classification: N - Economic History > N2 - Financial Markets and Institutions > N23 - Europe: Pre-1913
R - Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics > R1 - General Regional Economics > R11 - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, and Changes
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2009 15:26
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 11:33
Projects: 2394/R000239536
Funders: Economic and Social Research Council

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