The Economic Development Of Europe's Regions: A Quantitative History Since 1900 by Nikolaus WolfThe Economic Development Of Europe's Regions: A Quantitative History Since 1900 by Nikolaus Wolf

The Economic Development Of Europe's Regions: A Quantitative History Since 1900

EditorNikolaus Wolf, Joan Ramon Rosés

Hardcover | June 8, 2017

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The book is the first quantitative description of Europe¿s economic development at a regional level over the entire 20th century. Based on a new and comprehensive set of data, this book brings together a group of leading economic historians in order to describe and analyze the development of European regions, both for nation states and for Europe as a whole. This provides a new transnational perspective on Europe¿s quantitative development, offering for the first time a systematic long-run analysis of national policies independently from the use of national statistical units.

The volume is distinctive in systematically going beyond the usual collection of national histories connected by some accounts of relations between nations. Instead, the book gives a panoramic view of economic development both below and above the national level. Second, the book aims at providing a comprehensive database at the level of modern NUTS-II regions for the period 1900-2010 in ten-year intervals. This will be invaluable for economic historians, economic geographers, development economists and those with an interest in economic growth. Finally, the book shows that the new transnational dimension of data allows for the analysis of national policies in a more thorough way than was ever possible before. The book therefore will be unrivalled and indispensable background reading for economists, historians and geographers interested in comparative economic development in the long-run.

Nikolaus Wolf is Professor of Economic History and Director of the Institute of Economic History, Humboldt University, GermanyJoan Ramon Roses is Associate Professor (Tenured (Prof. Titular)), Department of Economic History and Institutions, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain 
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Title:The Economic Development Of Europe's Regions: A Quantitative History Since 1900Format:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:June 8, 2017Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415723388

ISBN - 13:9780415723381

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A new perspective on Europe¿s development in the long-run: Introduction (Roses and Wolf)  Part I: The Context  i. Geography: the natural regions of Europe (Marti-Hennenberg)  ii. Economic Development in Europe: technology and policy (Crafts)  iii. Theoretical Framework for the European dimension of regional development (Roses and Wolf)  Part II: country studies (8,000 words per chapter)  i. UK and Ireland (Geary and Stark)  ii. Sweden (Enflo and Henning)  iii. Finland (Enflo)  iv. Denmark (Sharp)  v. Norway (N.N.)  vi. Belgium (Buyst)  vii. Netherlands (De Jong) viii. France (Roses)  ix. Spain (Martinez-Gallaraga, Tirado and Roses)  x. Portugal (Lains)  xi. Italy (Felice)  xii. Greece (Petmezas)  xiii. Germany (Wolf)  xiv. Switzerland (Woitek)  xv. Habsburg and Successor States (Schulze)  xvi. Poland (Wolf)  xvii. The USA (Klein)  Data Appendix for European Regions, NUTS-II (Roses and Wolf)  i. Basic Methods for the construction of regional GDP data  ii. GDP at current prices, 1900-2010  iii. GDP deflated by national producer prices, 1900-2010  iv. GDP at international PPP (both Prados and Maddison approach), 1900-2010  v. Population, 1900-2010  vi. Employment Structure for four main sectors, 1900-2010