Swedish regional GDP 1855-2000 : estimations and general trends in the Swedish regional system
AbstractThis paper uses a method devised by Geary and Stark to estimate regional GDPs for 24 Swedish provinces 1855-2007. In empirical tests, we find that the Swedish estimations yield results of good precision, comparable to those reported in the international literature. From the literature, we generate six expectations concerning the development of regional GDPs in Sweden. Using the GDP estimations, we test these expectations empirically. We find that the historical regional GDPs show a high correlation over time, but that the early industrialization process co-evolved with a dramatic redistribution of productive capacity. We show that the regional inequalities in GDP per capita were at their lowest point in modern history in the early 1980s. However, while efficiency in the regional system has never been as equal, absolute regional differences in scale of production has increased dramatically over our investigated period. This process has especially benefited the metropolitan provinces. We also sketch a research agenda from our results.
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Industrialization; Regional inequality; Regional income; Economic growth;
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- Kerstin Enflo & Martin Henning & Lennart Schön, 2010. "Swedish regional GDP 1855-2000 : estimations and general trends in the Swedish regional system," Working Papers in Economic History w10-03, Universidad Carlos III, Departamento de Historia Económica e Instituciones.
- N93 - Economic History - - Regional and Urban History - - - Europe: Pre-1913
- N94 - Economic History - - Regional and Urban History - - - Europe: 1913-
- R11 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes
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- Martin Henning & Kerstin Enflo & Fredrik NG Andersson, 2010.
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Working Papers in Economic History
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