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Contours of the World Economy 1-2030 AD

Essays in Macro-Economic History

Angus Maddison

September 2007

ISBN: 9780199227204

432 pages
Paperback
246x171mm

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Price: £40.49

Written by a pioneer in the quantitative and macroeconomic analysis of economic history, this book combines qualitative histories with quantitative data. It also seeks a new understanding of the forces of economic growth and development by taking the ultimate long view - the whole of the last millennium - and looking to the future.

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Written by a pioneer in the quantitative and macroeconomic analysis of economic history, this book combines qualitative histories with quantitative data. It also seeks a new understanding of the forces of economic growth and development by taking the ultimate long view - the whole of the last millennium - and looking to the future.

  • Provides a world view of economic growth since classical antiquity to modern day and beyond
  • Seamlessly combines historical narratives with quantitative data
  • An ideal resource for scholars and students

About the Author(s)

Angus Maddison, The late Emeritus Professor of Economic Growth and Development, University of Groningen

Table of Contents

    Introduction and Summary
    Part I Contours of World Development, 1-2003 AD
    1:The Roman Empire and its Economy
    2:The Resurrection of the West and the Transformation of the Americas
    3:Interaction between Asia and the West, 1500-2030
    4:The Impact of Islam and Europe on African Development, 1-2003 A D
    Part II Advances in Macro-measurement since 1665
    5:Political Arithmeticians and Historical Demographers: The Pioneers of Macro-measurement
    6:Modern Macro-measurement: How Far Have We Come?
    Part III The Shape of Things to Come
    7:The World Economy in 2030
    Statistical Appendix A
    Statistical Appendix B

Reviews

"Packed with historical detail and infectiously written." - Australian Economic History Review

"Angus Maddison's life work... his heroic reconstruction of economic and demographic time series for countries and regions over the past two millenia of world history." - G. McN., PDR.