The Spread of Manufacturing to the Periphery 1870-2007: Eight Stylized Facts
88 Pages Posted: 28 Sep 2012
Date Written: July 2012
This paper documents industrial output growth around the poor periphery (Latin America, the European periphery, the Middle East and North Africa, Asia, and sub-Saharan Africa) between 1870 and 2007. We provide answers to the following questions: When and where did rapid industrial growth begin in the periphery? When and where did peripheral growth rates exceed those in the industrial core? When was the high-point of peripheral industrial growth? When and where did it become widespread? When was the high-point of peripheral convergence on the core? How variable was the growth experience between countries? And how persistent was peripheral industrial growth?
Keywords: history, Third World industrialization
JEL Classification: F1, N7, O2
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