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European regional railways and real income, 1870–1910: a preliminary report

Caruana-Galizia, Paul and Martí-Henneberg, Jordi (2013) European regional railways and real income, 1870–1910: a preliminary report. Scandinavian Economic History Review, 61 (2). pp. 167-196. ISSN 0358-5522

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Identification Number: 10.1080/03585522.2012.756428


This article introduces our project on the relationship between railways and real income levels across European regions between 1870 and 1910. While similar relationships have been analysed for the USA, India and individual European countries, our project is the first to take a pan-European regional perspective. We discuss the reasons for the neglect to date, highlighting the need to drill deeper into the changing directional effects of railways on income, the importance or necessity of using regional-level data and the amount of research that still needs to be done. To this end, we present preliminary insights from our novel database on European regional per capita income and railway mileage, after discussing our data sources in depth. We also outline our research agenda, showing our intended conceptual and analytical approach for future work.

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Additional Information: © 2013 Taylor and Francis
Divisions: Economic History
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
JEL classification: N - Economic History > N7 - Transport, International and Domestic Trade, Energy, Technology, and Other Services
N - Economic History > N9 - Regional and Urban History
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development
R - Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics > R1 - General Regional Economics
R - Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics > R4 - Transportation Systems
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2013 07:43
Last Modified: 28 May 2024 17:51

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