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Contours of the world economy, 1-2030 AD : essays in macro-economic history

Author: Angus Maddison
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : University Press, 2007.
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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  Read more...

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Maddison, Angus.
Contours of the world economy, 1-2030 AD.
Oxford ; New York : University Press, 2007
(DLC) 2007017534
(OCoLC)123968405
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Angus Maddison
ISBN: 9780191527753 0191527750 9781435614024 143561402X
OCLC Number: 183199362
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 418 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps
Contents: The contours of world development 2 --
The history of macro-measurement 5 --
The shape of things to come 6 --
Contours of world development, 1--2003AD --
1the Roman Empire and its economy 11 --
Introduction 11 --
Key characteristics accounting for Roman success in empire building 13 --
Conquest of the Italian Peninsula, 396--191BC 17 --
The empire building process 18 --
The disintegration of the empire 30 --
Roman demography 32 --
Roman income 44 --
Endnotes 61 --
Bibliography 62 --
2The resurrection of Western Europe and the transformation of the americas 69 --
Why and when did the west get rich? 69 --
The driving forces that explain the acceleration in western growth since 1820 73 --
Changes in the structure of demand and employment 74 --
The european transformation of the Americas, 1500--1820 88 --
Endnotes 105 --
References 108 --
3The interaction between Asia and the West, 1500--2003 111 --
European--Asian interaction from 1500 to 1820 112 --
The impact of Asian trade on Europe, 1500--1820 115 --
The impact of Europe on Asia, 1500--1820 116 --
Endnotes 178 --
References 179 --
4The impact of Islam and Europe on African development: 1--2003AD 183 --
Introduction 183 --
The European impact on North Africa before the seventh century 185 --
The Islamic conquest and its implications 188 --
Egypt as Islamic state 192 --
The Maghreb and the initiation of Trans-Saharan trade in gold and slaves 206 --
The changing character of Moroccan dynasties and their interaction with Europe and Black Africa 209 --
Black Africa and the impact of Islam 214 --
The European encounter with Africa 217 --
Africa from 1820 to 1960 227 --
Post-colonial Africa, 1960 onwards 231 --
Appendix 237 --
Endnotes 239 --
References 240 --
Advances in macro-measurement since 1665 --
5political arithmeticians and historical demographers: the pioneers of macro-measurement 249 --
William Petty (1623--87) 250 --
John Graunt: the first demographer (1620--74) 256 --
Gregory King (1648--1712) and Charles Davenant (1656--1714) 258 --
Patrick Colquhoun (1745--1820) 282 --
French political arithmetic, 1695--1707 284 --
Macro-measurement in the nineteenth and first half of the twentieth century 287 --
Bibliography 288 --
6Modern macro-measurement: how far have we come? 294 --
Development of macro-measurement as a tool of economic policy since 1950 295 --
Quantifying and interpreting world economic growth from 1820 onwards 301 --
Economic performance in the merchant capitalist epoch: 1500--1820 307 --
The roots of modernity: 'takeoff' or long apprenticeship 315 --
Appendices 316 --
Endnotes 321 --
Bibliography 323 --
The shape of things to come --
7the world economy in 2030 335 --
Projections of population and changes in demographic characteristics 335 --
Assumptions underlying the projections of per capita GDP 338 --
The relationship between economic growth, energy consumption, carbon emissions, and global warming 347 --
The impact of climate change 360 --
The Kyoto Protocol 362 --
The report of the House of Lords on climate change 362 --
The Stern review of the economics of climate change 363 --
Conclusions on global warming 366.
Responsibility: Angus Maddison.
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