publication . Book . Article . Preprint . 2004

Regional GDP in Britain, 1871-1911: Some Estimates

Nicholas Crafts;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Mar 2004
  • Publisher: Department of Economic History, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
The paper builds on a method proposed by Geary and Stark (2002) for estimating regional incomes in Victorian Britain. This is modified by using tax data to allocate non-wage income across regions. The results suggest that the coefficient of variation of regional GDP per head was rising rapidly prior to World War I in similar fashion to the late twentieth century such that its level in 1911 and 2001 was about the same. In both episodes of globalization there were big winners and big losers among British regions.
Subjects
free text keywords: HC Economic History and Conditions, D204 Modern History, DA Great Britain, Economics and Econometrics, Sociology and Political Science, Economics, Macroeconomics, First world war, Globalization, jel:N0, jel:B1, jel:O52
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publication . Book . Article . Preprint . 2004

Regional GDP in Britain, 1871-1911: Some Estimates

Nicholas Crafts;