History of GDP (1-2008)

In: Global Economy History Source: Economist US Economy

17 Aug 2010

Data compiled by Angus Maddison, an economist who died earlier this year, suggest that China and India were the biggest economies in the world for almost all of the past 2000 years. Why they fell so far behind may be more of a mystery than why they are currently flourishing.

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(ps – the comments at the Economist are worth the read)

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