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Modern energy consumption and economic modernisation in Latin America and the Caribbean between 1890 and 1925

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dc.contributor.author Rubio Varas, M. del Mar
dc.contributor.author Yáñez, César
dc.contributor.author Folchi, Mauricio
dc.contributor.author Carreras, Albert
dc.contributor.other Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Departament d'Economia i Empresa
dc.date.accessioned 2017-07-26T10:50:30Z
dc.date.available 2017-07-26T10:50:30Z
dc.date.issued 2007-11-01
dc.identifier https://econ-papers.upf.edu/ca/paper.php?id=1061
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/438
dc.description.abstract In the absence of comparable macroeconomic indicators for most of the Latin American economies before the 1930s, the apparent consumption of energy is used in this paper as a proxy of the degree of modernisation of Latin America and the Caribbean. This paper presents an estimate of the apparent consumption per head of modern energies (coal, petroleum and hydroelectricity) for 30 countries of Latin American and the Caribbean for 1890 to 1925, multiplying the number of countries for which energy consumption estimates were previously available. As a result, the paper provides the basis for a quantitative comparative analysis of modernisation performance beyond the few countries for which historical national accounts are available in Latin America.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartofseries Economics and Business Working Papers Series; 1061
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dc.title Modern energy consumption and economic modernisation in Latin America and the Caribbean between 1890 and 1925
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/workingPaper
dc.date.modified 2017-07-23T02:11:31Z
dc.subject.keyword energy consumption
dc.subject.keyword economic modernisation
dc.subject.keyword latin america
dc.subject.keyword Economic and Business History
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