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Regional GDP in Britain, 1871-1911: some estimates

  • Nicholas Crafts

The paper builds on a method proposed by Geary and Stark (2002) for estimating regional incomes in Victorian Britain. This is modified by using tax data to allocate non-wage income across regions. The results suggest that the coefficient of variation of regional GDP per head was rising rapidly prior to World War I in similar fashion to the late twentieth century such that its level in 1911 and 2001 was about the same. In both episodes of globalization there were big winners and big losers among British regions.

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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 22557.

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Length: 19 pages
Date of creation: Mar 2004
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Handle: RePEc:ehl:wpaper:22557
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