Japan and the Great Divergence, 730-1874

@article{Bassino2011JapanAT,
  title={Japan and the Great Divergence, 730-1874},
  author={Jean-Pascal Bassino and Stephen N. Broadberry and K. Fukao and B. Gupta and M. Takashima},
  journal={Economic Growth eJournal},
  year={2011}
}
Japanese GDP per capita grew at an annual rate of 0.05 per cent between 730 and 1872. This growth was episodic, with a period of stagnation between 1280 and 1450, and substantially faster growth after 1750. Per capita incomes in Japan were around three quarters of the British level in the thirteenth century, but Britain forged further ahead with a surge of growth after the Black Death of the mid-14th century. Japan narrowed the gap between 1450 and 1650, but the gap widened again as British… Expand
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