The Gross National Product in Germany according to Official National Income and Social Statistics 1901 - 1995

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Ritschl, Alfred
  • Spoerer, Mark
Publication Date
  • A. Ritschl (Data Collector)
  • M. Spoerer (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Historical Studies Data
  • Abstract

    For a series of countries in the last few years over-all economic aggregates of the industrialization period for the first half of the 20th century have been re-calculated. Frequently these revised data led to new assessment of the economic course and long-term economic growth. For this in Germany the works of Walter G. Hoffmann as well as the international comparative overviews of Mitchel and Maddison were authoritative. These time series were however the starting points for criticism since Hoffmann´s methodological approach was disputed. Thus the investigation of Ritschl and Spoerer attempts to construct an alternative. The result is a revision of the time series of Hoffmann. The revision encompasses the years 1901 to 1949 and thus ajoins the revised results for the national economy over-all calculation of the Federal Republic of Germany of 1950 to 1990 presented by the Federal Bureau of the Census. These data are augmented with time series for the GDR until 1995. Topics: population, net national product at factor costs, gross national product at market prices in current prices, gross national product at market prices.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1901 / 1995
Geographic Coverage
  • German Reich (1871-1945) (DXDE)
  • Germany (DE)
  • German Democratic Republic (1949-1990) (DDDE)
Sampling Procedure Comment:
Collection Mode
  • Quantitative analysis of the German gross national product in the 20th century
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Text Unit
    Number of Units: 95
    Number of Variables: 20
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA8137 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Ritschl, Alfred; Spoerer, Mark: Das Bruttosozialprodukt in Deutschland nach den amtlichen Volkseinkommens- und Sozialstatistiken 1901 - 1995, In: Jahrbuch für Wirtschaftsgeschichte, 1997/2, S. 27-54.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 25 | Registration Date: 2010-07-23