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Unformatted text preview: he scores, highlighting the relative rates of growth in east and west and the importance of the thousands of years of changes before 1800 CE Source: Morris, Ian (2008) Why the West is Ahead – For Now, Chapter 3. Alternative Strategies Ian Morris’ …rst trait follows in a long tradition of using urbanization s as a proxy for historical levels of prosperity. This is highly correlated with income per-capita today and there is quite a bit of data on this for the pre-modern period for many parts of the world (though not Sub-Saharan Africa). James A. Robinson (Harvard) The Emergence of Modern Economic Growth: A Comparative and Historical Analysis September 2, 2009 5 / 19 Urbanization and income today . USA CAN GDP per capita, PPP, in 1995 10 BRB MUS 9 GAB ZAF MYS BWA PAN CRI KNA LCA NAM GRD FJI GTM 8 LKA SWZ IDN GUY AGO ZWE TUN ECU DZA DOM PRY JAM PHL MAR SUR CPV EGY SLV BOL BLZ VCT TZA SGP AUS NZL CHL BHS ARG VEN URY PER DMA HND CMR GIN CIV SEN COM PAK GHA IND SDN VNM LSO GMB TGO CAF HTI LAO BEN KEN UGA NPL BGD TCD MDG ZAR BFA NGAZMB NER ERI MLI BDI RWA MWI MOZ 7 MEX COL TTO BRA HKG NIC MRT COG SLE 6 0 50 Urbanization in 1995 100 Historical Urbanization 45 40 35 30 25 20 15 10 5 0 1000 1100 1200 1300 1400 1500 1600 1700 1750 1800 1850 China Italy England Japan France Netherlands India Russia For data sources see Acemoglu, Daron, Simon Johnson and James A. Robinson (2002) “Reversal of Fortune: Geography and Institutions in...
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