Introduction: A New Look at the Origins of Economic Growth and Regional Inequality
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The contributions to this special issue share important themes and methodologies in their quest to explicate economic development and its effects. Nonetheless, each area under examination has its own peculiarities and warrants its own scope of analysis. The result is a special issue that pursues an innovative line of research, exploring parallels and contrasts in economic growth and inequality based on new data at the regional, rather than simply the national, level.
Is part ofJournal of Interdisciplinary History, 2018, vol. 49, num. 1, p. 1-8
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