The Economic History Podcast

The Great Divergence, Structural Change and Economic Shrinking

October 19, 2020 Seán Kenny Episode 11
The Economic History Podcast
The Great Divergence, Structural Change and Economic Shrinking
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The Economic History Podcast
The Great Divergence, Structural Change and Economic Shrinking
Oct 19, 2020 Episode 11
Seán Kenny

This week, Professor Stephen Broadberry shares insights from his extensive work in constructing national accounts over the very long run, to answer contemporary debates. When did the Great Divergence occur? Why does structural change matter and what did it imply for leading economies of the last century? Finally, we look at the implications of economic the frequency and magnitude of economic shrinking for developing countries.

Show Notes

This week, Professor Stephen Broadberry shares insights from his extensive work in constructing national accounts over the very long run, to answer contemporary debates. When did the Great Divergence occur? Why does structural change matter and what did it imply for leading economies of the last century? Finally, we look at the implications of economic the frequency and magnitude of economic shrinking for developing countries.