Alam, M. Shahid (1998): Colonialism and Industrialization: Empirical Results.
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This paper presents theory and evidence to show that imperialism was a major factor impeding the spread of the industrial revolution during the century ending in the 1950s. Two empirical results stand out. First, analysis of historical evidence shows that most sovereign countries were implementing active industrial policies during the nineteenth century, while policies in dependent countries were biased in the opposite direction. Second, when allowance is made for economic determinants, industrialization in dependent countries in 1960 is found to be significantly lower than in sovereign countries. This result is shown to be quite robust to changes in data, sample size, functional forms, and specifications of the estimating equations. In particular, the basic results are not affected by the inclusion of a dummy for Sub-Saharan Africa.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Colonialism and Industrialization: Empirical Results|
|Keywords:||Colonialism, Industrialization, Imperialism, Sovereignty, Colony, Open Door Countries, Arthur Lewis, David Landes, Britain, Africa, Asia, Latin America, India, Neo-Marxism, Karl Marx, Dependency Theory, Culture, Climate, Race, Religion, Protection, Free Trade, Friedrich List, Industry, Economies of Scale, External Economies|
|Subjects:||N - Economic History > N1 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics ; Industrial Structure ; Growth ; Fluctuations > N10 - General, International, or Comparative
O - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth > O2 - Development Planning and Policy > O24 - Trade Policy ; Factor Movement Policy ; Foreign Exchange Policy
O - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development > O14 - Industrialization ; Manufacturing and Service Industries ; Choice of Technology
|Depositing User:||Mohammad Shahid Alam|
|Date Deposited:||07. Apr 2012 12:32|
|Last Modified:||20. Feb 2013 04:12|
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