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Industrial Catching Up in the Poor Periphery 1870-1975

Jeffrey G. Williamson

NBER Working Paper No. 16809
Issued in February 2011

---- Acknowledgements -----

This paper is a much revised and extended version of “When, Where, and Why? Early Industrialization in the Poor Periphery 1870-1940,” NBER Working Paper 16344, National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, Mass. (September 2010). This version to be presented to the Asia-Pacific Economic and Business History Conference, Berkeley, California, February 18-20, 2010. Many have contributed to the industrial output and labor productivity data base used in this project, and they have my thanks: Ivan Berend, Luis Bértola, Albert Carreras, Myung So Cha, Roberto Cortés Conde, Rafa Dobado, Giovanni Federico, Isao Kamata, Duol Kim, John Komlos, Pedro Lains, John Lampe, Carol Leonard, Debin Ma, Graciela Marquéz, Aldo Musacchio, Noel Maurer, Kevin O’Rourke, José Antonio Ocampo, Roger Owen, Şevket Pamuk, Dwight Perkins, Guido Porto, Leandro Prados de la Escosura, Tom Rawski, Jim Robinson, Alan Taylor, Pierre van der Eng, and Vera Zamagni. In addition, I am grateful for the comments of Michael Clemens, Luis Bértola, and the Montevideo December 2010 graduate economic history class. The views expressed herein are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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