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Quantifying and interpreting world development: macromeasurement before and after Colin Clark


  • Angus Maddison


This article is an appraisal of the contributions of Colin Clark to the art of macroeconomic measurement. It traces his place in the historical tradition in this field, provides biographical background and analyses his contributions to national income measurement, international comparisons, agricultural development and the impact of population growth.

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  • Angus Maddison, 2004. "Quantifying and interpreting world development: macromeasurement before and after Colin Clark," Australian Economic History Review, Economic History Society of Australia and New Zealand, vol. 44(1), pages 1-34, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:ozechr:v:44:y:2004:i:1:p:1-34
    DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8446.2004.00108.x

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