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The economic growth of Central and Eastern Europe in comparative perspective, 1870 1989

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  • Good, David F.
  • Ma, Tongshu
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    Recurring changes in the institutional and ideological structures of Central and Eastern Europe have made it difficult to quantify and interpret its long-term economic development. This article provides the foundations for a unified picture of economic growth in the region since 1870. We construct a consistent time series of GDP per capita for the present day states of Central and Eastern Europe over the period 1870 1989, and then draw on the literature of the new growth theory in economics to assess their long-term economic performance in the wider European setting.

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    Article provided by Cambridge University Press in its journal European Review of Economic History.

    Volume (Year): 3 (1999)
    Issue (Month): 02 (August)
    Pages: 103-137

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    Handle: RePEc:cup:ereveh:v:3:y:1999:i:02:p:103-137_00

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    1. Ghosh, Saibal, 2009. "Does Financial Outreach Engender Economic Growth? Evidence from Indian States," MPRA Paper 32072, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Carlin, Wendy & Schaffer, Mark E & Seabright, Paul, 2012. "Soviet power plus electrification: what is the long-run legacy of communism?," CEPR Discussion Papers 9003, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
    3. Ralph Hippe & Joerg Baten, 2011. "Regional Inequality in Human Capital Formation in Europe, 1790 - 1880," Working Papers 11-07, Association Française de Cliométrie (AFC).
    4. Paula Faria & Francisco Vitorino da Silva Martins & Elísio Fernando Moreira Brandão, 2011. "How R&D and tax incentives influence economic growth: Econometric study for the period between 1995 and 2008 of EU-15," FEP Working Papers 442, Universidade do Porto, Faculdade de Economia do Porto.
    5. Ludmila Fadejeva & Aleksejs Melihovs, 2010. "Measuring Total Factor Productivity and Variable Factor Utilization," Eastern European Economics, M.E. Sharpe, Inc., vol. 48(5), pages 63-101, September.

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