World Economic Historical Statistics (Google eBook)

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Algora Publishing, Jan 1, 2005 - Business & Economics - 222 pages
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Since the earliest of times, human beings have endeavored to uncover the causes of prosperity. History is the best tool that society possesses for identifying and analyzing the factors that contribute to economic growth; yet economic statistics that lend
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
Part I
11
On Economic Growth
13
Part II
101
Chapter 1 World and Regional Statistics
103
Chapter 2 East Asia
111
Chapter 3 Eastern Europe And The ExSoviet Union
117
Chapter 4 Latin America and the Caribbean
123
Chapter 6 North America
147
Chapter 7 Oceania
149
Chapter 8 South Asia
151
Chapter 9 Southeast Asia
155
Chapter 10 SubSaharan Africa
161
Chapter 11 Western Europe
179
Conclusion
191
References
196

Chapter 5 Middle East and North Africa
137

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Page 5 - Gross domestic product (GDP) at purchaser prices is the sum of the gross value added by all resident producers in the economy plus any product taxes and minus any subsidies not included in the value of the products.
Page 4 - ... such as the World Bank, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), and even the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT).
Page 4 - ... arising from differences in the capabilities and resources devoted to basic data collection and compilation. For some topics, competing sources of data require review by World Bank staff to ensure that the most reliable data available are presented. In some instances, where available data are deemed too weak to provide reliable measures of levels and trends or do not adequately adhere to international standards, the data are not shown. The data presented are generally consistent with those in...
Page 4 - Although international standards of coverage, definition, and classification apply to most statistics reported by countries and international agencies, there are inevitably differences in timeliness and reliability arising from differences in the capabilities and resources devoted to basic data collection and compilation. For some topics, competing sources of data require review by World Bank staff to ensure that the most reliable data available are presented. In some instances, where available data...
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Page 4 - Throughout the tables, exceptions are noted. Technical notes Because data quality and intercountry comparisons are often problematic, readers are encouraged to consult the Technical notes, the table on Classification of Economies by Income and Region, and the footnotes to the tables.

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Economist, Honduran Ministry of Finance; consultant to Honduran Central Bank.

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