By Angus Maddison

This e-book seeks to spot the forces which clarify how and why a few elements of the realm have grown wealthy and others have lagged at the back of. Encompassing 2000 years of heritage, half 1begins with the Roman Empire and explores the foremost components that experience inspired financial improvement in Africa, Asia, the Americas and Europe. half 2 covers the advance of macroeconomic instruments of research from the seventeenth century to the current. half three appears to be like to the long run and considers what the form of the area economic climate could be in 2030.

Combining either the shut quantitative research with a extra qualitative method that takes under consideration the complexity of the forces at paintings, Contours of the area Economy offers scholars with a wholly interesting assessment of global financial history.

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