World GDP (1-2050)

In: Global Economy History

19 Mar 2012

I’ve posted charts based on Maddison’s GDP dataset before, but here’s a new one that tacks on IMF projections. Obviously, the timeline scale isn’t linear and thus distorts things a bit, but the broad point is the same.image

5 Responses to World GDP (1-2050)



March 20th, 2012 at 5:19 am

I do not understand what this chart is trying to say? Can someone please explain in layman’s terms? Thank you.



March 20th, 2012 at 7:35 am

Not really that tough to understand. The creator of this took the largest 9 economies and charted them out over 2,000+ years.



March 20th, 2012 at 8:19 am

Very interesting chart. I’m dubious about the ability to accurately measure economic activity in vastly different environments 2000 years ago and even the ability to make accurate 40 projections. Will China grow like South Korea or like North Korea the next 40 years?



March 20th, 2012 at 2:28 pm

Where is the graph? The link does not lead to the graph you show…



March 20th, 2012 at 5:53 pm

Frank – did you click on the picture itself? That takes you straight there.

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