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Ducoing Ruiz, CristiánORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-0970-0850
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Blum, M., Ducoing, C. & McLaughin, E. (2017). A sustainable century: genuine savings in developing and developed countries, 1900-2000. In: Kirk Hamilton and Cameron Hepburn (Ed.), National wealth: what is missing, why it matters (pp. 89-113). Oxford: Oxford University Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A sustainable century: genuine savings in developing and developed countries, 1900-2000
2017 (English)In: National wealth: what is missing, why it matters / [ed] Kirk Hamilton and Cameron Hepburn, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017, p. 89-113Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This chapter traces the long-run development of genuine savings (GS) during the twentieth century using a panel of developed countries (Great Britain, Germany, Switzerland, France, the US, and Australia) and resource-abundant countries in Latin America (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Mexico) representing approximately 50% of the world’s output in terms of GDP by 1950. It includes large economies and small open economies, and resource-rich and resource-scarce countries, allowing comparison of their historical experiences. Components of GS considered include physical and human capital as well as resource extraction and pollution damages. Generally, there is evidence of positive GS over the course of the twentieth century, although the two world wars and the Great Depression left considerable marks, but also striking differences between Latin American and developed countries when total factor productivity is included; this could be a signal of natural resource curse or technological gaps unnoticed in previous works.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017
Keywords
Genuine Savings, Developed countries, Latin America, Natural capital, Sustainability
National Category
Economic History Economics Climate Research
Research subject
Economic History; Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-132718 (URN)10.1093/oso/9780198803720.003.0005 (DOI)881253 (Local ID)9780198803720 (ISBN)9780191844119 (ISBN)881253 (Archive number)881253 (OAI)
Projects
Sustainable development, Fiscal Policy and Natural Resources Management. Bolivia, Chile and Perú in the Nordic countries’ mirror
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2016-05721
Available from: 2017-03-21 Created: 2017-03-21 Last updated: 2019-02-15Bibliographically approved
Ducoing Ruiz, C. (2017). Guajardo Guillermo and Labrador Alejandro , eds. La empresa pública en México y en América Latina: entre el mercado y el estado. México DF, Mexico: UNAM/INAP, 2015. 372 pp. ISBN 978–607–02–5854-1, $16 (Spanish, paper). [Review]. Enterprise & society, 18(2), 467-469
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Guajardo Guillermo and Labrador Alejandro , eds. La empresa pública en México y en América Latina: entre el mercado y el estado. México DF, Mexico: UNAM/INAP, 2015. 372 pp. ISBN 978–607–02–5854-1, $16 (Spanish, paper).
2017 (English)In: Enterprise & society, ISSN 1467-2227, E-ISSN 1467-2235, Vol. 18, no 2, p. 467-469Article, book review (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cambridge University Press, 2017
National Category
Economic History
Research subject
Economic History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-131840 (URN)10.1017/eso.2016.84 (DOI)000400897700013 ()881253 (Local ID)881253 (Archive number)881253 (OAI)
Available from: 2017-02-22 Created: 2017-02-22 Last updated: 2019-02-15Bibliographically approved
Ducoing, C. & Pacull, M. (2017). Innovación, redes y recursos naturales: Los empresarios cupríferos del Huasco, 1810-1860 (1ed.). In: Manuel Llorca-Jaña y Diego Barría T. (Ed.), Empresas y empresarios en la historia de Chile: 1810-1930 (pp. 77-96). Santiago: Editorial Universitaria
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Innovación, redes y recursos naturales: Los empresarios cupríferos del Huasco, 1810-1860
2017 (Spanish)In: Empresas y empresarios en la historia de Chile: 1810-1930 / [ed] Manuel Llorca-Jaña y Diego Barría T., Santiago: Editorial Universitaria , 2017, 1, p. 77-96Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Santiago: Editorial Universitaria, 2017 Edition: 1
Keywords
Networks, copper, Chile, Redes, Cobre, Chile
National Category
Economic History
Research subject
Economic History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-137904 (URN)881253 (Local ID)9789561125421 (ISBN)881253 (Archive number)881253 (OAI)
Available from: 2017-07-26 Created: 2017-07-26 Last updated: 2019-02-15Bibliographically approved
Ducoing, C. (2017). Machinery and Horse Power Prices: 1850 – 1913. In: : . Paper presented at Lund Economic History Seminar, Lund, May 17, 2017.. , Article ID 189.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Machinery and Horse Power Prices: 1850 – 1913
2017 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The debate on the industrial revolution (IR) has been focused on the incentives behind investment decisions and how the preliminary conditions for it appeared in England / Great Britain. One of the most famous theories to explain the IR is the one developed by Allen (2012, 2009b,a), who argues that the IR was British due to a unique combination of expensive labour and cheap energy, producing incentives to invest in labour-saving machinery. His theory takes into account a vast literature on organic fuels and the transition to fossil fuels (WRIGLEY, 1962; Wrigley, 2013). Several works have proved the existence of cheap fossil fuels during the 19th century, determined by the introduction of coal. Even though the figures on wages and energy are broadly accepted, machinery price indices are challenged. The most widely used index is based almost completely on the price of iron (Feinstein, 1972, 1988). To prove Allen’s hypothesis we require a better index of machinery prices, measuring horsepower prices, relative costs and international changes in their trade. This article presents such a series, using novel data from merchants’ catalogues, international trade statistics plus all the price indices previously available. The new series corresponds to the UK in the period 1850 - 1913; given the influence of British Machinery & Equipment in the world market until 1913, this price index could be useful to understand the transformation of relative costs in several regions.

Keywords
Machinery prices, Industrial Revolution, Technological change
National Category
Economic History Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-134996 (URN)881253 (Local ID)881253 (Archive number)881253 (OAI)
Conference
Lund Economic History Seminar, Lund, May 17, 2017.
Projects
Machinery prices and wealth measures
Note

Project funded by Handelsbanken, "Forskarutbyte och spridning ", REF: F2016-0448:1

Available from: 2017-05-15 Created: 2017-05-15 Last updated: 2019-02-15Bibliographically approved
Blum, M., Ducoing Ruiz, C. & McLaughlin, E. (2016). A Sustainable Century?: Genuine Savings in developing and developed countries, 1900-2000. St. Andrews
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A Sustainable Century?: Genuine Savings in developing and developed countries, 1900-2000
2016 (English)Report (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This chapter traces the long-run development of Genuine Savings (GS) using a panel of eleven countries during the twentieth century. This panel covers a number of developed countries (Great Britain, Germany,Switzerland, France, the US, and Australia) as well as a set of resource-abundant countries in Latin America(Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Mexico). These countries represent approximately 50 percentof the world’s output in terms of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by 1950, and include large economies and small open economies, and resource-rich and resource-scarce countries, thus allowing us to compare their historical experiences. Components of GS considered include physical and human capital as well asresource extraction and pollution damages. Generally, we find evidence of positive GS over the course of the twentieth century, although the two World Wars and the Great Depression left considerable marks. Also, we found striking differences between Latin American and developed countries when Total Factor Productivity(TFP) is included; this could be a signal of natural resource curse or technological gaps unnoticed in previous works

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
St. Andrews: , 2016. p. 34
Series
Environmental Economics Discussion Papers, University of St. Andrews, Department of Geography and Sustainable Development ; 2016-15
Keywords
Genuine Savings, Developed countries Latin America, Sustainability
National Category
Economic History
Research subject
Economic History; sustainable development
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-126450 (URN)881253 (Local ID)881253 (Archive number)881253 (OAI)
Available from: 2016-10-06 Created: 2016-10-06 Last updated: 2019-02-15
Ducoing, C. & Torregrosa, S. (2016). Growth, inequality and extraction in Ibero-American democratizations. In: : . Paper presented at II Seminar in Economic History - Banco de España, Madrid, Spain, Oct 6, 2016.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Growth, inequality and extraction in Ibero-American democratizations
2016 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Will democracy improve the distribution of economic welfare? Do dictatorships leave long-run legacies behind? In this paper we explore four Ibero-American countries with some common historical traits, but also different contexts: Spain, Portugal, Brazil, and Chile. The two Iberian nations suffered long periods of autocratic regime in the 20th Century, while our south American cases had relatively later and shorter dictatorships. We intend to assess the extent to which democratization brought about improvements in societal welfare, combining indicators of inequality and economic performance. We propose the applicability of the concept of Inequality Extraction Ratio, initially suggested for ancient societies but adapted by Milanovic (2013b) to the analysis of contemporary economies. Our hypothesis is that democratizations, while probably not able to achieve reductions in inequality, could have promoted decreases in relative extraction.

Keywords
democratization, income inequality, inequality extraction ratio, welfare
National Category
Economic History
Research subject
Economic History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-127335 (URN)881253 (Local ID)881253 (Archive number)881253 (OAI)
Conference
II Seminar in Economic History - Banco de España, Madrid, Spain, Oct 6, 2016
Available from: 2016-11-08 Created: 2016-11-08 Last updated: 2019-06-18Bibliographically approved
Tafunell, X. & Ducoing, C. (2016). Non-Residential Capital Stock in Latin America, 1875 -€“ 2008: New Estimates and International Comparisons. Australian economic history review (Print), 56(1), 46-69
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Non-Residential Capital Stock in Latin America, 1875 -€“ 2008: New Estimates and International Comparisons
2016 (English)In: Australian economic history review (Print), ISSN 0004-8992, E-ISSN 1467-8446, Vol. 56, no 1, p. 46-69Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We use a homogeneous method to estimate non-residential capital stock for Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Mexico. Our estimates extend back to the late-nineteenth century, 50 years earlier than the present available estimates. Our estimates use the gross fixed capital formation data base (1850–1950). These data are linked with existing standardised national accounts for the region, such as those of Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean. Finally, we compare investment in Latin American countries to that of advanced economies, particularly focussing on the performance of two settler countries, Argentina and Australia.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Wiley-Blackwell, 2016
Keywords
capital stock, gross fixed capital formation, latin america, long run
National Category
Economic History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-112320 (URN)10.1111/aehr.12076 (DOI)
Available from: 2015-12-06 Created: 2015-12-06 Last updated: 2018-06-07Bibliographically approved
Ducoing Ruiz, C. (2016). Un siglo de expansión y divergencia: Inversión en maquinaria en una economía periférica Chile 1830 – 1938. Perfiles Económicos, 1(1), 43-81
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Un siglo de expansión y divergencia: Inversión en maquinaria en una economía periférica Chile 1830 – 1938
2016 (Spanish)In: Perfiles Económicos, ISSN ISSN 0719-756X, Vol. 1, no 1, p. 43-81Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The economic development of Chile represents an interesting case of divergence and convergence with developed countries. In the late nineteenth century, its GDP per ca-pita was comparable with some countries of the European periphery and far exceeded the current developed countries of South East Asia. However, after the First World War and particularly in the years following the Great Depression, Chile began to show clear signs of exhaustion of its growth model. This article, using quantitative series of physical capital in machinery of recent works (doctoral theses, articles and book chapters) plus primary sources, the influence of physical capital formation in machi-nery is analyzed and their relationship with the divergence of Chile with the group of advanced countries. Additionally, this article presents a sectoral analysis of investment in machinery for the main productive sectors.

Abstract [es]

El desarrollo económico de Chile representa un interesante caso de divergencia y convergencia con los países desarrollados. A finales del siglo XIX su PIB per cápita era comparable con el de la periferia Europea y superaba con creces lo de actuales países desarrollados del sudoeste asiático. No obstante, después de la Primera Guerra Mundial y particularmente en los años posteriores a la Gran Depresión, Chile comenzó a mostrar claro signos de agotamiento de su modelo de crecimiento. El presente artí- culo, utilizando el trabajo cuantitativo y de elaboración de series de capital físico en maquinaria de recientes trabajos (tesis doctorales, artículos y capítulos de libros) más fuentes primarias, analiza la influencia de la formación de capital físico en maquinaria y su relación con la divergencia de Chile con el grupo de países avanzados. Además, se presenta un análisis

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Valparaiso: Ediciones Universitarias de Valparaiso, 2016
Keywords
Chile, Latin America, Gross Capital Formation, Machinery & Equipment, Divergence
National Category
Economic History
Research subject
Economic History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-122634 (URN)881253 (Local ID)881253 (Archive number)881253 (OAI)
Available from: 2016-06-21 Created: 2016-06-20 Last updated: 2019-02-15Bibliographically approved
Hölsgens, R., Ducoing, C., Gales, B. & Rubio, M. d. (2015). Machines, energy and economic growth: energy capital ratios in Europe and Latin America 1875 - 1970. In: : . Paper presented at 11th European Historical Economics Society Conference 2015 (pp. 1-20).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Machines, energy and economic growth: energy capital ratios in Europe and Latin America 1875 - 1970
2015 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The relationship between energy and capital is one of the most important relationships of modern economic growth. Machines need energy to produce all the goods we enjoy; energy without machinery is useless. However, the great majority of the economic models do not take into account the elasticities of substitution (or complementaries) between these two main variables. Actually, energy is absent in many growth models and discussions on diverging economic development paths. We approach this relevant issue from a new perspective: energy and capital relations during 100 years. We use the latest estimations of capital stock (machinery and equipment) and energy consumption for Latin America and compare them with those of Western Europe. The energy capital ratio (how much energy is used per unit of capital) could be a predictor of economic growth, thus providing some answers about the timing and causes of the different modernisation patterns of these regions and showing us some answers about the long run relationship between energy consumption and capital accumulation.

Keywords
Capital stock, energy, energy efficiency, Latin America, Europe
National Category
Economic History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-112321 (URN)881253 (Local ID)881253 (Archive number)881253 (OAI)
Conference
11th European Historical Economics Society Conference 2015
Available from: 2015-12-06 Created: 2015-12-06 Last updated: 2019-02-15Bibliographically approved
Badia-Miró, M. & Ducoing, C. (2015). The long run development of Chile and the Natural Resources curse. Linkages, policy and growth, 1850-1950.. In: Badia-Miró, Marc;; Pinilla, Vicente;; Willebald, Henry (Ed.), NATURAL RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC GROWTH: LEARNING FROM HISTORY. Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The long run development of Chile and the Natural Resources curse. Linkages, policy and growth, 1850-1950.
2015 (English)In: NATURAL RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC GROWTH: LEARNING FROM HISTORY / [ed] Badia-Miró, Marc;; Pinilla, Vicente;; Willebald, Henry, Routledge , 2015Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2015
National Category
Economic History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-112316 (URN)1317669185, 9781317669180 (ISBN)
Available from: 2015-12-06 Created: 2015-12-06 Last updated: 2018-06-07
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