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Estimating China's GDP, 980-1840

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  • Solar, Peter M. (Universit√© Saint-Louis--Bruxelles)
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  • Abstract

    Replication file to accompany "Estimating China's GDP, 980-1840: Some Concerns".

    Abstract: Historical GDP estimates for China by Broadberry, Guan and Li are problematic because of an implausible series for government expenditure. Revised estimates reduce GDP per capita, mainly during the Ming, by up to a third. Two peaks in income now stand out: the Song efflorescence and the years around 1700. If the latter peak is real, comparisons of the Yangzi delta with leading European countries show a Great Crossing in the middle ages, a Great Convergence in the seventeenth century and a Great Divergence in the eighteenth. Otherwise, the Great Divergence may date from the sixteenth century.
Temporal Coverage
  • 0980-01-01 / 1840-12-31
    Time Period: Thu Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 980--Thu Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 1840
Geographic Coverage
  • China, Europe
This study is freely available to the general public via web download.
  • Has version
    DOI: 10.3886/E126921V1

Update Metadata: 2020-11-18 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2020-11-18

Solar, Peter M. (2020): Estimating China's GDP, 980-1840. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.