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, Volume 148, Issue 4, pp 443–467 | Cite as

Dutch Economic Growth in Comparative-Historical Perspective, 1500–2000

  • Jan de Vries


Our knowledge of nineteenth century Dutch economic performance has been greatly improved by recent research. However, the interpretation of long-run Dutch economic development requires a reexamination of the concepts and generalizations used by economists, which derive mostly from the study of other nations, especially Britain. This article proposes both a reassessment of Dutch economic performance in the very long run, and a reconsideration of the concept of modern economic growth.


Economic Growth Economic Development Nineteenth Century International Economic Economic Performance 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jan de Vries
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  1. 1.Department of HistoryUniversity of California at BerkeleyBerkeley

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