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Ship building and repairing in Italy, 1861-1913: national and regional time series


  • Ciccarelli, Carlo
  • Fenoaltea, Stefano


This paper presents the first comprehensive national and regional time-series estimates for ship building and repairing in post-Unification Italy. The path of the national aggregate differs markedly from the extant series, which cover merchant new-construction alone. The regional estimates point to considerable concentration: Liguria accounted for more than half the product, and Campania for almost another quarter. In Liguria, too, this sector represented up to a quarter of total industrial production; elsewhere, and nationally, it was barely significant.

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  • Ciccarelli, Carlo & Fenoaltea, Stefano, 2008. "Ship building and repairing in Italy, 1861-1913: national and regional time series," MPRA Paper 10974, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:10974

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    1. Fenoaltea, Stefano, 2003. "Peeking Backward: Regional Aspects of Industrial Growth in Post-Unification Italy," The Journal of Economic History, Cambridge University Press, vol. 63(04), pages 1059-1102, December.
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    Italy; ship building industry; national and regional value added; 1861-1913;

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    • N63 - Economic History - - Manufacturing and Construction - - - Europe: Pre-1913
    • N93 - Economic History - - Regional and Urban History - - - Europe: Pre-1913

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