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Contours of the World Economy, 1-2030AD


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Introduction and Summary Part I Contours of World Development, 1-2003 AD 1: The Roman Empire and its Economy 2: The Resurrection of the West and the Transformation of the Americas 3: Interaction between Asia and the West, 1500-2030 4: The Impact of Islam and Europe on African Development, 1-2003 A D Part II Advances in Macro-measurement since 1665 5: Political Arithmeticians and Historical Demographers: The Pioneers of Macro-measurement 6: Modern Macro-measurement: How Far Have We Come? Part III The Shape of Things to Come 7: The World Economy in 2030 Statistical Appendix A Statistical Appendix B

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Angus Maddison was Emeritus Professor of Economic Sociology at the University of Groningen. Known for his pioneering work in the field of the quantification of economic growth in the global and historic perspective, Professor Maddison enjoyed a varied career. He held a number of positions at St. Andrews University, Johns Hopkins University, MacGill University, the OECD, and Harvard University. He also acted as a policy advisor for a number of institutions and advised the governments of Ghana and Pakistan. Prof. Maddison was recently awarded the title of Commander in the Order of Orange-Nassau in the Netherlands.


`This is a tour de force on economic growth since classical antiquity. Angus Maddison demonstrates his virtuosity, not just with national income accounts, but with a variety of other sources, and he uses these to weave a historical narrative that is both original and highly engaging.' Timothy J. Hatton, Professor of Economics, University of Essex and Australian National University

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