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Consistent Output Series for the Antebellum and Postbellum Periods: Issues and Preliminary Results

Charles W. Calomiris; Christopher Hanes

Title:
Consistent Output Series for the Antebellum and Postbellum Periods: Issues and Preliminary Results
Author(s):
Calomiris, Charles W.
Hanes, Christopher
Date:
Type:
Articles
Department:
Business
Volume:
54
Permanent URL:
Book/Journal Title:
Journal of Economic History
Abstract:
Existing output series that cover both the antebellum and postbellum periods are inconsistent and unsuitable for comparing cyclical patterns across the nineteenth century. More consistent data show that output in cyclically sensitive sectors was no less, and probably more, volatile before the War Between the States than after it.
Subject(s):
Economic history
American history
Publisher DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0022050700014558
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197
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