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The Sources of Long-Run Growth in Spain, 1850-2000
Between 1850 and 2000 Spain's real output and labor productivity grew at average rates of 2.5 and 2.1 percent. The sources of this long-run growth are investigated here for the first time. BroadExpand
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Mismeasuring Long Run Growth. The Bias from Spliced National Accounts
Comparisons of economic performance over space and time largely depend on how statistical evidence from national accounts and historical estimates are spliced. To allow for changes in relativeExpand
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Economic Freedom in the Long Run: Evidence from OECD Countries (1850–2007)
This article presents historical indices for the main dimensions of economic freedom and an aggregate index for the developed countries of today, specifically pre�?1994 OECD members. Economic libertyExpand
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Contract enforcement, capital accumulation, and Argentina’s long-run decline
Argentina has slipped from being among the ten world’s richest countries by the eve of World War I to its current position close to mid-range developing countries. Why did Argentina fall behind? WeExpand
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Spanish Agriculture in the Little Divergence
This paper explores the role of agriculture in Spain's contribution to the little divergence in Europe. On the basis of tithes, long-run trends in agricultural output are drawn. After a long periodExpand
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Human Development in the Age of Globalisation
This paper provides a long run view of human development as a capabilities measure of well-being for the last one-and-a-half centuries on the basis of an augmented historical human development indexExpand
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Growth Recurring in Preindustrial Spain: Half a Millennium Perspective
Research in economic history has lately challenged the Malthusian depiction of preindustrial European economies, highlighting ‘efflorescences’, ‘Smithian’ and ‘growth recurring’ episodes. Do theseExpand
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Spain's International Position, 1850-1913
Spain's financial position during the late 19th and early 20th century has usually been presented as one of persistent deficit on current account, which resulted from her integration intoExpand
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The Rise and Fall of Spain (1270–1850)
Two distinctive regimes are distinguished in Spain over half a millennium. The first one (1270s–1590s) corresponds to a high land–labour ratio frontier economy, which is pastoral, trade�?oriented,Expand
Improving Human Development: A Long-Run View
The pessimistic flavour of the Human Development Reports appears to be in contradiction with their own numbers as developing countries fare comparatively better in human development than in perExpand