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Title: Tariffs and Growth in the Late Nineteenth Century

Author(s): Kevin Hjortshøj O'Rourke

Publication Date: October 1997

Keyword(s): Growth, History and Tariffs

Programme Area(s): Human Resources and International Trade and Regional Economics

Abstract: The paper estimates the correlation between tariffs and economic growth in the late nineteenth century, in the context of three types of growth equation: unconditional convergence equations; conditional convergence equations; and factor accumulation models. It does so for a panel of ten countries between 1875 and 1914. Tariffs were positively correlated with growth in these countries during this period.

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O'Rourke, K. 1997. 'Tariffs and Growth in the Late Nineteenth Century'. London, Centre for Economic Policy Research.