The Contribution of Migration to Economic Development in Holland 1570–1800

when 2013
who Péter Földvári
Bas van Leeuwen
Jan Luiten van Zanden
what journal De Economist
what paper The Contribution of Migration to Economic Development in Holland 1570–1800
language English

involved project member(s)

Bas van Leeuwen Peter Foldvari
   

abstract

Migration always played an important role in Dutch society. However, little quantitative evidence on its effect on economic development is known for the period before the twentieth century even though some stories exist about their effect on the Golden Age. Applying a VAR analysis on a new dataset on migration and growth for the period 1570–1800, we find that migration had a positive effect on factor accumulation during the whole period, and a positive direct effect on the per capita income during the Golden Age. This seems to confirm those studies that claim that the Dutch economy during its Golden Age at least partially benefitted from immigration.

keywords

Economic growth,Immigration,Holland,Endogenous development,Human capital

citation format

MLA
Foldvari, Peter, Bas van Leeuwen, and Jan Luiten van Zanden. “The Contribution of Migration to Economic Development in Holland 1570–1800.” De Economist (2013): 1-18.
APA Foldvari, P., van Leeuwen, B., & van Zanden, J. L. (2013). The Contribution of Migration to Economic Development in Holland 1570–1800. De Economist, 1-18.
Chicago Foldvari, Peter, Bas van Leeuwen, and Jan Luiten van Zanden. “The Contribution of Migration to Economic Development in Holland 1570–1800.” De Economist (2013): 1-18.
Harvard Foldvari, P., van Leeuwen, B. and van Zanden, J.L., 2013. The Contribution of Migration to Economic Development in Holland 1570–1800. De Economist, pp.1-18.
Vancouver Foldvari P, van Leeuwen B, van Zanden JL. The Contribution of Migration to Economic Development in Holland 1570–1800. De Economist. 2013 Mar 1:1-8.

 

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.