The Spread of Manufacturing to the Poor Periphery 1870–2007

Agustín S. Bénétrix, Kevin O'Rourke, Jeffrey G. Williamson

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Abstract

This paper documents industrial output growth around the poor periphery (Latin America, the European periphery, the Middle East and North Africa, Asia, and sub-Saharan Africa) between 1870 and 2007. We find that although the roots of rapid peripheral industrialization stretch into the late 19th century, the high point of peripheral industrialization was the 1950–1973 period, which saw widespread import-substituting industrialization. This period was also the high point of unconditional industrial catching up, defined as the tendency of less industrialized countries to post higher per capita manufacturing growth rates, and which occurred between 1920 and 1990.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalOpen Economies Review
Volume26
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

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Industrialization
Manufacturing
Sub-Saharan Africa
Asia
Stretch
Import
Middle East and North Africa
Output growth
Latin America
Developed countries
Catching-up

Keywords

  • History
  • Third world industrialization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics

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The Spread of Manufacturing to the Poor Periphery 1870–2007. / Bénétrix, Agustín S.; O'Rourke, Kevin; Williamson, Jeffrey G.

In: Open Economies Review, Vol. 26, No. 1, 01.01.2014.

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Bénétrix, Agustín S. ; O'Rourke, Kevin ; Williamson, Jeffrey G. / The Spread of Manufacturing to the Poor Periphery 1870–2007. In: Open Economies Review. 2014 ; Vol. 26, No. 1.
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