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The Swedish economy in the early modern period: constructing historical national accounts

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  • Lennart Schon
  • Olle Krantz

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A new GDP series per capita for Sweden during 1560-1800 is presented, linked to slightly revised data for 1800-2000. Long-term stagnation up to the nineteenth century is revealed but with secular changes. Growth characterized much of the seventeenth century with modernization of state administration, industry and trade. In the next century, stagnation and even retrogression followed. Wars in the seventeenth century may have stimulated growth, but also exhausted resources. Despite stagnation, the structure of the economy shifted and created preconditions for the modern economic growth that took off in the nineteenth century. Copyright , Oxford University Press.

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  • Lennart Schon & Olle Krantz, 2012. "The Swedish economy in the early modern period: constructing historical national accounts," European Review of Economic History, Oxford University Press, vol. 16(4), pages 529-549, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:oup:ereveh:v:16:y:2012:i:4:p:529-549
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