Column: Rebasing 'Maddison': The shape of long-run economic development

Press/Media: ResearchPopular


Research on long-run economic development has relied heavily on the database compiled by Angus Maddison. This column presents a new version of the Maddison Project Database based on historical growth data, but also incorporating historical cross-country income comparisons. The revisions shed new light on patterns of long-term development and cross-country income convergence.


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