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Regional convergence and divergence in Sweden, 1860–2010 : Evidence from Swedish historical regional GDP data

Enflo, Kerstin LU ; Henning, Martin LU and Schön, Lennart LU (2018) In Routledge Explorations in Economic History p.291-309
Abstract
Since industrialization, Sweden has experienced an amazing growth trajectory. In 1850, Sweden was a quite poor and peripheral country, with GDP levels close to the world’s average. One and a half centuries later, Sweden ranks among the richest countries in the world with GDP levels more than three times the world’s average (Schön 2013). Yet apart from a few case studies and some industry studies, little is known about the geographical evolution of Sweden’s growth process. This chapter will fill in the gap by presenting estimates of Swedish regional GDPs for 24 counties corresponding to NUTS 3 regions from 1860 to 2010. Using this data set, we will present descriptive evidence on processes of regional convergence and divergence and discuss... (More)
Since industrialization, Sweden has experienced an amazing growth trajectory. In 1850, Sweden was a quite poor and peripheral country, with GDP levels close to the world’s average. One and a half centuries later, Sweden ranks among the richest countries in the world with GDP levels more than three times the world’s average (Schön 2013). Yet apart from a few case studies and some industry studies, little is known about the geographical evolution of Sweden’s growth process. This chapter will fill in the gap by presenting estimates of Swedish regional GDPs for 24 counties corresponding to NUTS 3 regions from 1860 to 2010. Using this data set, we will present descriptive evidence on processes of regional convergence and divergence and discuss some tentative explanations for these patterns. (Less)
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The Economic Development of Europe's Regions : A Quantitative History since 1900 - A Quantitative History since 1900
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Routledge Explorations in Economic History
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The evolution regional economies in the Nordic region – A long run approach
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  author       = {Enflo, Kerstin and Henning, Martin and Schön, Lennart},
  booktitle    = {The Economic Development of Europe's Regions : A Quantitative History since 1900},
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  month        = {11},
  pages        = {291--309},
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  series       = {Routledge Explorations in Economic History},
  title        = {Regional convergence and divergence in Sweden, 1860–2010 : Evidence from Swedish historical regional GDP data},
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