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An estimate of imperial Austria’s gross domestic fixed capital stock, 1870-1913: methods, sources and results

  • Max-Stephan Schulze
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    Research into the origins of economic growth in the late nineteenth century Habsburg Empire has so far suffered from a lack of evidence on the evolution of the capital stock. As a first step towards a more comprehensive documentation of the role played by factor inputs in the Habsburg growth experience, this paper presents annual estimates of the gross domestic fixed capital stock in imperial Austria, distinguishing between buildings (residential, agricultural, commercial, public), infrastructure (railway tracks, roads), vehicles (railway rolling stock, ships) and machinery.

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    Paper provided by London School of Economics and Political Science, Department of Economic History in its series Economic History Working Papers with number 22325.

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    Length: 22 pages
    Date of creation: Dec 2005
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    Handle: RePEc:ehl:wpaper:22325
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