Stockholm Papers in Economic History
Department of Economic History, Stockholm University
New estimates of Swedish GDP by activity 1665-2010
Abstract: This study revises previous estimates of Swedish GDP in
1800-2000, and a completely new series is presented for the period
1665-1800. For manufacturing, home industries are added, which has
previously been excluded. The series of agriculture and real estate is
significantly improved by using previously unutilized sources. This study
substantially upgrades Swedish GDP per capita in the early 19th century.
The estimated annual fluctuations of GDP may be more reliable than for any
country in the 19th century. The series for 1665-1800 is based on the
relation between harvest fluctuations and annual changes in the newly
calculated GDP-series for 1800-1850.
Keywords: GDP; national accounts; Sweden; growth; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: N13; N14; (follow links to similar papers)
62 pages, February 23, 2011
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