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Labor productivity in the United States and the United Kingdom during the nineteenth century

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  • Broadberry, Stephen N.
  • Irwin, Douglas A.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Explorations in Economic History.

Volume (Year): 43 (2006)
Issue (Month): 2 (April)
Pages: 257-279

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Handle: RePEc:eee:exehis:v:43:y:2006:i:2:p:257-279

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  3. Landon-Lane, John S. & Robertson, Peter E., 2009. "Long-run growth in the OECD: A test of the parallel growth paths hypothesis," Explorations in Economic History, Elsevier, vol. 46(3), pages 346-355, July.
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  13. Herman De Jong & Pieter Woltjer, 2011. "Depression dynamics: a new estimate of the Anglo‐American manufacturing productivity gap in the interwar period," Economic History Review, Economic History Society, vol. 64(2), pages 472-492, 05.

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