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Capital in the nineteenth century

Author: Paul Webb Rhode; Robert E Gallman
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2019. ©2019
Series: NBER series on long-term factors in economic development.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A nation's capital stock is widely recognized as a crucial determinant of the productivity of its workers and the standard of living of its citizens. Tracking the evolution of capital is therefore a critical input to economic history. The economist Robert E. Gallman (1926-98) gathered extensive data on US capital stock and created a legacy that has, until now, been difficult for researchers to access and appraise  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Statistics
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Named Person: Robert E Gallman; Robert E Gallman
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Webb Rhode; Robert E Gallman
ISBN: 9780226633114 022663311X
OCLC Number: 1051686596
Description: xvi, 381 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Robert Gallman's capital stock project --
Gallman's core capital stock data --
The United States capital stock, 1840-1900 --
Capital and American economic growth, 1774-1980 --
Gallman's annual product series, 1834-1909 --
Investment flows and capital stocks --
Agriculture --
Mining and manufacturing --
Nonfarm real estate and trade --
Transportation --
Communication and electric utilities --
Inventories --
Consumer durables --
Wealth in the Colonial and Early National Periods --
Wrapping up.
Series Title: NBER series on long-term factors in economic development.
Responsibility: Robert E. Gallman and Paul W. Rhode.

Abstract:

A nation's capital stock is widely recognized as a crucial determinant of the productivity of its workers and the standard of living of its citizens. Tracking the evolution of capital is therefore a critical input to economic history. The economist Robert E. Gallman (1926-98) gathered extensive data on US capital stock and created a legacy that has, until now, been difficult for researchers to access and appraise in its entirety. Gallman measured American capital stock from a range of perspectives, viewing it as the accumulation of income saved and invested, and as an input into the production process. He used the level and change in the capital stock as proxy measures for long-run economic performance. Analyzing data in this way, from the end of the US colonial period to the turn of the twentieth century, Gallman provided a firm empirical foundation for our knowledge of the long nineteenth century---the period during which the United States began to experience per capita income growth and became a global economic leader. Gallman's research was painstaking and his analysis meticulous, but he did not publish the material supporting his findings during his lifetime. Here Paul W. Rhode completes this project, giving permanence to a great economist's insights and endeavors.

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