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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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Abstract

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)
Official URL: http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/economicHistory/
Additional Information: © 2004 Nicholas Crafts
Library of Congress subject classification: 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
Sets: Departments > Economic History
Collections > Economists Online
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Identification Number: 03/04
Funders: Economic and Social Research Council
Projects: 2394/R000239536
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2009 15:26
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/22557/

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