The Growth Cycles of the German Economy from 1840 to 1880

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Spree, Reinhard (Arbeitsbereich Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte, Freie Universit├Ąt Berlin)
Publication Date
  • ZA:
    • Historical Studies Data
  • Abstract

    Quantitative analysis of the growth cycles of the German economy in the take-off stage of industrialization based on indicators in the form of longer time series. Topics: a) Combination of macro- and differentiated trade analysis, ascertainment of typical time-lags, estimation of investment functions, turning points of reference cycles, average cycle length, amplitude of quantity series and price series in the most important sectors (areas of business), impulse propagation through the network of sector cycles, real basis of the reference cycles, impulse initiator or cycle-leader, typical time-lags of impulse propagation, investment function in textile industry and railway construction; b) time series for population, bankruptcies, financial and credit institutions, stock exchanges, exports, imports, passenger and merchandise traffic, agriculture, textile industry, food and fine food industry, mining, iron and steel industry, mechanical engineering, capital stock, investments, wages, prices.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1840 / 1880
Geographic Coverage
  • Historical German lands (-1871) (DQDE)
  • German Reich (1871-1945) (DXDE)
Sampled Universe
Economic time series
Sampling Procedure Comment: Selection of 265
Collection Mode
  • Sources: Systematic exploitation of printed sources: official statistics of the customs union or the German Empire and of the individual German states, semi-official statistical source material (statistical-topographic surveys etc.), chamber of commerce reports, commemorative publications of companies, business monographs, economic technical journals (e.g. Preussisches Handelsarchiv, Der Aktionaer etc.).
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Time Unit
    Number of Units: 41
    Number of Variables: 351
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA8052 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Spree, Reinhard: Die Wachstumszyklen der deutschen Wirtschaft von 1840 bis 1880. Berlin: Duncker und Humblot 1977.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 89 | Registration Date: 2010-07-23