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The Spread of Manufacturing to the Periphery 1870-2007: Eight Stylized Facts

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  • Bénétrix, Agustín
  • O'Rourke, Kevin H.
  • Williamson, Jeffrey G

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This paper documents industrial output growth around the poor periphery (Latin America, the European periphery, the Middle East and North Africa, Asia, and sub-Saharan Africa) between 1870 and 2007. We provide answers to the following questions: When and where did rapid industrial growth begin in the periphery? When and where did peripheral growth rates exceed those in the industrial core? When was the high-point of peripheral industrial growth? When and where did it become widespread? When was the high-point of peripheral convergence on the core? How variable was the growth experience between countries? And how persistent was peripheral industrial growth?

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Paper provided by C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers in its series CEPR Discussion Papers with number 9060.

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  1. Breaking News: The old rapid peripheral industrial growth
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