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New estimates of Swedish GDP by activity 1665-2010

This study revises previous estimates of Swedish GDP in 1800-2000, and a completely new series is presented for the period 1665-1800. For manufacturing, home industries are added, which has previously been excluded. The series of agriculture and real estate is significantly improved by using previously unutilized sources. This study substantially upgrades Swedish GDP per capita in the early 19th century. The estimated annual fluctuations of GDP may be more reliable than for any country in the 19th century. The series for 1665-1800 is based on the relation between harvest fluctuations and annual changes in the newly calculated GDP-series for 1800-1850.

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Paper provided by Department of Economic History, Stockholm University in its series Stockholm Papers in Economic History with number 12.

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Length: 62 pages
Date of creation: 23 Feb 2011
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Handle: RePEc:hhs:suekhi:0012
Contact details of provider: Postal: Department of Economic History, Stockholm University, SE 106 91 STOCKHOLM, Sweden
Web page: http://www.ekohist.su.se/

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