NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

The Spread of Manufacturing to the Poor Periphery 1870---2007

Agustín S. Bénétrix, Kevin H. O'Rourke, Jeffrey G. Williamson

NBER Working Paper No. 18221
Issued in July 2012
NBER Program(s):   DAE

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 find that although the roots of rapid peripheral industrialization stretch into the late 19th century, the high point of peripheral industrialization was the 1950-1973 period, which saw widespread import- substituting industrialization. This period was also the high point of unconditional industrial catching up, defined as the tendency of less industrialized countries to post higher per capita manufacturing growth rates, and which occurred between 1920 and 1990.

download in pdf format
   (898 K)

email paper

This paper was revised on August 15, 2013

Machine-readable bibliographic record - MARC, RIS, BibTeX

Document Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3386/w18221

Published: Agustín Bénétrix & Kevin O’Rourke & Jeffrey Williamson, 2015. "The Spread of Manufacturing to the Poor Periphery 1870–2007," Open Economies Review, Springer, vol. 26(1), pages 1-37, February. citation courtesy of

Users who downloaded this paper also downloaded* these:
Williamson w16809 Industrial Catching Up in the Poor Periphery 1870-1975
Williamson w16344 When, Where, and Why? Early Industrialization in the Poor Periphery 1870-1940
Eichengreen w12450 Democracy and Globalization
Delgado, Ketels, Porter, and Stern w18249 The Determinants of National Competitiveness
Barro w18295 Convergence and Modernization Revisited
 
Publications
Activities
Meetings
NBER Videos
Themes
Data
People
About

National Bureau of Economic Research, 1050 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138; 617-868-3900; email: info@nber.org

Contact Us