Drivers of Industrialisation: Intersectoral Evidence from the Low Countries

 

when 2017
who Robin Philips
Peter Foldvari
Bas van Leeuwen
what journal MPRA Working Papers
what paper Drivers of industrialisation: intersectoral evidence from the Low Countries in the nineteenth century.
language English

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Robin Philips Peter Foldvari Bas van Leeuwen
   

abstract

In this paper, we trace the causes of regional industrial development in the nineteenth century Low Countries by disentangling the complex relationship between industrialisation, technological progress and human capital formation. We use sectoral differences in the application of technology and human capital as the central elements to explain the rise in employment in the manufacturing sector during the nineteenth century, and our findings suggest a re-interpretation of the deskilling debate. To account for differences among manufacturing sectors, we use population and industrial census data, subdivided according to their present-day manufacturing sector equivalents of the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC). Instrumental variable regression analysis revealed that employment in the manufacturing sector was influenced by so-called upper- tail knowledge and not by average educational levels, providing empirical proof of a so-called deskilling industrialisation process. However, we find notable differences between manufacturing sectors. The textiles and clothing sectors show few agglomeration effects and limited use of steam-powered engines, and average education levels cannot adequately explain regional industrialisation. In contrast, the location of the fast- growing and innovative machinery-manufacturing sector was more influenced by technology and the availability of human capital, particularly upper-tail knowledge captured by secondary school attendance rates.

keywords
industrialization; deskilling; human capital; steam engine; labour; economic growth

citation format

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Robin Philips, Peter Foldvari, and Bas Van Leeuwen. “Drivers of industrialisation: intersectoral evidence from the Low Countries in the nineteenth century” (2017). MPRA Working Papers 83304, 1 – 25.
APA
Philips, R., Foldvari, P., and Van Leeuwen, B. (2017). Drivers of industrialisation: intersectoral evidence from the Low Countries in the nineteenth century. MPRA Working Papers 83304, 1 – 25.
Chicago
Robin Philips, Peter Foldvari, and Bas Van Leeuwen. Drivers of industrialisation: intersectoral evidence from the Low Countries in the nineteenth century. MPRA Working Papers 83304, 1 – 25.
Harvard
Philips, R., Foldvari, P. and Van Leeuwen, B., 2013. Drivers of industrialisation: intersectoral evidence from the Low Countries in the nineteenth century. MPRA Working Papers 83304, 1 – 25.
Vancouver
Philips, R., Foldvari P, Van Leeuwen B. Drivers of industrialisation: intersectoral evidence from the Low Countries in the nineteenth century. MPRA Working Papers 83304, 1 – 25.

Chinese National Income, ca. 1661–1933

Australian Economic History Review
when 2016
who Yi Xu
Zhihong Shi
Bas van Leeuwen
Yuping Ni
Zipeng Zhang
Ye Ma
what journal Australian Economic History Review
what paper Chinese National Income, ca. 1661–1933
language English

involved project member(s)

Bas van Leeuwen Xu Yi Zhang Zipeng
     

abstract

In recent decades, national income has become increasingly important as a measure of a nation’s economic health. In this study, we used a wide array of primary and secondary sources to arrive at values of the Chinese per capita gross domestic product during the period of 1661–1933. We found a persistent decline in the per capita gross domestic product between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries, followed by a period of stagnation. This pattern, which shows up in many Asian countries, with the exception of Japan, provides a basis for improving our understanding of the patterns of global economic convergence and divergence.

keywords

China; growth; national income; Qing dynasty

link to paper page of the journal website

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/aehr.12127/full

citation format

MLA Xu, Yi et al. “Chinese National Income, Ca. 1661–1933.” Australian Economic History Review, vol 57, no. 3, 2016, pp. 368–393. doi:10.1111/aehr.12127.
APA Xu, Y., Shi, Z., van Leeuwen, B., Ni, Y., Zhang, Z., & Ma, Y. (2016). Chinese National Income, ca. 1661-1933. Australian Economic History Review, 57(3), 368–393. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/aehr.12127
Chicago Xu, Yi, Zhihong Shi, Bas van Leeuwen, Yuping Ni, Zipeng Zhang, and Ye Ma. 2016. “Chinese National Income, Ca. 1661-1933”. Australian Economic History Review 57 (3): 368–393. doi:10.1111/aehr.12127.
Harvard
Xu, Y., Shi, Z., Leeuwen, B., Ni, Y., Zhang, Z. and Ma, Y., 2017. Chinese National Income, ca. 1661–1933. Australian Economic History Review, 57(3), pp.368-393.
Vancouver Xu Y, Shi Z, Leeuwen B, Ni Y, Zhang Z, Ma Y. Chinese National Income, ca. 1661–1933. Australian Economic History Review. 2017 Nov 1;57(3):368-93.

 

Case Study on the Economic Growth of Quanzhou County

when 2011
who Chen Changbing
Xu Yi
what journal Ancient and Modern Agriculture (古今农业)
what paper Case Study on the Economic Growth of Quanzhou County (全州县域经济增长个案分析)
language Chinese

involved project member(s)

Xu Yi
 

abstract

This paper reviews the history of Quanzhou’s economic development,analyzing the economic achievements and problems in the 60 years from 1950 to 2009.Through comparing the economic development level between Quanzhou and the whole nation,the author finds out the gap of economic development.On the basis of the analysis,this study proposes a new development mechanism of combining the industrialization and urbanization,exploring the appropriate path of economic growth of Quanzhou County. 

keywords

Quanzhou,Economic Growth of County,GDP

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全州县域经济增长个案分析

when 2011
who 陈昌兵
徐毅
what journal 古今农业
what paper 全州县域经济增长个案分析
language 中文

involved project member(s)

Xu Yi
 

abstract

本研究回顾了全州经济发展历史,分析全州1950年至2009年这60年间经济取得的成就和存在的问题,对全州经济与全国经济发展水平进行比较,找出全州经济与全国经济发展水平的差距。在分析比较全州经济历史的基础上,提出全州工业化和城市化相结合的发展机制,探索适合全州经济增长的路径。 

keywords

全州,县域经济增长,GDP,

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关于中国历史GDP研究的点滴思考

when 2011
who 史志宏
徐毅
what journal 中国经济史研究
what paper 关于中国历史GDP研究的点滴思考
language 中文

involved project member(s)

Xu Yi
 

abstract

近年来,国内对麦迪森有关中国历史各时期GDP估算的引入,在社会各界引起极大反响,也推动了国内学者研究中国经济史中GDP的热潮。但对于GDP这一指标能否运用于中国经济史研究,以及如何运用GDP方法来研究中国经济史,学界至今存在不同意见。为了推动这一问题的研究,本刊编辑部联合北京大学经济学院、清华大学中国经济史研究中心和南开大学经济史研究中心,于5月7日召开了”中国经济史中GDP估算的资料来源与理论方法研讨会”。本期刊发研讨会上8位学者的发言,以飨读者。由于篇幅所限,其他发言将在下期刊出。 

keywords

中国经济史,GDP

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关于中国历史GDP研究的点滴思考

when 2011
who Shi Zhihong
Xu Yi
what journal Researches in Chinese Economic History (中国经济史研究)
what paper 关于中国历史GDP研究的点滴思考
language Chinese

involved project member(s)

Xu Yi
 

abstract

近年来,国内对麦迪森有关中国历史各时期GDP估算的引入,在社会各界引起极大反响,也推动了国内学者研究中国经济史中GDP的热潮。但对于GDP这一指标能否运用于中国经济史研究,以及如何运用GDP方法来研究中国经济史,学界至今存在不同意见。为了推动这一问题的研究,本刊编辑部联合北京大学经济学院、清华大学中国经济史研究中心和南开大学经济史研究中心,于5月7日召开了”中国经济史中GDP估算的资料来源与理论方法研讨会”。本期刊发研讨会上8位学者的发言,以飨读者。由于篇幅所限,其他发言将在下期刊出。 

keywords

中国经济史,GDP

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Persistent but not consistent: The growth of national income in Holland 1347–1807

when 2012
who Jan Luiten van Zanden

Bas van Leeuwen

what journal Explorations in Economic History
what paper Persistent but not consistent: The growth of national income in Holland 1347–1807
language English

involved project member(s)

Bas van Leeuwen
 

abstract

In this paper we construct a detailed dataset of the national accounts of Holland (1347–1807). Using this dataset, we demonstrate that this economy was characterized by persistent economic growth caused by, depending on the period, structural change (share of industry and services in the economy increases), technological development, and factor substitution. During the entire period GDP per capita increased by on average 0.19% per year. This persistent growth, however, was highly unstable due largely to the importance of international services in the economy.

keywords

Holland; GDP;Schumpeterian growth; Smithian growth; Growth accounting

link to paper page of the journal website

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0014498311000611

citation format

MLA Van Zanden, Jan Luiten, and Bas Van Leeuwen. “Persistent but not consistent: The growth of national income in Holland 1347–1807.” Explorations in economic history 49.2 (2012): 119-130.
APA Van Zanden, J. L., & Van Leeuwen, B. (2012). Persistent but not consistent: The growth of national income in Holland 1347–1807. Explorations in economic history, 49(2), 119-130.
Chicago Van Zanden, Jan Luiten, and Bas Van Leeuwen. “Persistent but not consistent: The growth of national income in Holland 1347–1807.” Explorations in economic history 49, no. 2 (2012): 119-130.
Harvard Van Zanden, J.L. and Van Leeuwen, B., 2012. Persistent but not consistent: The growth of national income in Holland 1347–1807. Explorations in economic history, 49(2), pp.119-130.
Vancouver Van Zanden JL, Van Leeuwen B. Persistent but not consistent: The growth of national income in Holland 1347–1807. Explorations in economic history. 2012 Apr 30;49(2):119-30.

Persistent but not consistent: The growth of national income in Holland 1347–1807

when 2012
who Jan Luiten van Zanden

Bas van Leeuwen

what journal Explorations in Economic History
what paper Persistent but not consistent: The growth of national income in Holland 1347–1807
language English

involved project member(s)

Bas van Leeuwen
 

abstract

In this paper we construct a detailed dataset of the national accounts of Holland (1347–1807). Using this dataset, we demonstrate that this economy was characterized by persistent economic growth caused by, depending on the period, structural change (share of industry and services in the economy increases), technological development, and factor substitution. During the entire period GDP per capita increased by on average 0.19% per year. This persistent growth, however, was highly unstable due largely to the importance of international services in the economy.

keywords

Holland; GDP;Schumpeterian growth; Smithian growth; Growth accounting

link to paper page of the journal website

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0014498311000611

citation format

MLA Van Zanden, Jan Luiten, and Bas Van Leeuwen. “Persistent but not consistent: The growth of national income in Holland 1347–1807.” Explorations in economic history 49.2 (2012): 119-130.
APA Van Zanden, J. L., & Van Leeuwen, B. (2012). Persistent but not consistent: The growth of national income in Holland 1347–1807. Explorations in economic history, 49(2), 119-130.
Chicago Van Zanden, Jan Luiten, and Bas Van Leeuwen. “Persistent but not consistent: The growth of national income in Holland 1347–1807.” Explorations in economic history 49, no. 2 (2012): 119-130.
Harvard Van Zanden, J.L. and Van Leeuwen, B., 2012. Persistent but not consistent: The growth of national income in Holland 1347–1807. Explorations in economic history, 49(2), pp.119-130.
Vancouver Van Zanden JL, Van Leeuwen B. Persistent but not consistent: The growth of national income in Holland 1347–1807. Explorations in economic history. 2012 Apr 30;49(2):119-30.

《大数据与中国历史研究》第1辑出版

On this month, June 2017, the works of our researchers Dr. Bas van Leeuwen and Prof. Dr. Xu Yi, and our visiting scholar Prof. Dr. Yuan Weipeng, have been published in the First Issue of a new bulletin in China, “Big Data and the Study of Chinese History“. This bulletin is published by Social Science Academic Press, and presented by the Institute for Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences, and the School of History and Culture, which are both from Central China Normal University, which is also known as Huazhong Normal University.

Dr. Bas van Leeuwen Prof. Dr. Xu Yi Prof. Dr. Yuan Weipeng
yuan weipeng 袁为鹏

Since 2013, Central China Normal University has been co-operated with Hong Kong University of Science and Technology on the topic of Big Data and the Study of Chinese History. Renowned historians Prof.Dr. James Lee, Prof.Dr. Cameron Campbell and Prof.Dr. Li Bozhong were involved as Adjunct Professor. Annually circa 10 scholars who have expertise on quantitative history research are invited to speak in the lecture series “Big Data and the Study of Chinese History” in Central China Normal University. This bulletin is a collection of relevant researches and speeches.

In the First Issue of the bulletin, the selected research of our researchers Dr. Bas van Leeuwen and Prof. Dr. Xu Yi is: Ni Yuping, Xu Yi and Bas van Leeuwen (2016), “Calculation China’s Historical Economic Aggregate: A GDP-centered Overview”. Social Sciences in China, 37(2), 56-75.

The selected research of our visiting scholar Prof. Dr. Yuan Weipeng is: Ma, Debin and Yuan, Weipeng (2016), “Discovering economic history in footnotes: the story of the Tong Taisheng merchant archive (1790-1850)“. Modern China, 42 (5). 483-504.

The selected speech of our visiting scholar Prof. Dr. Yuan Weipeng is: “a talk on the quantitative history”.

Central China Normal University 华中师范大学