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A West African experiment: constructing a GDP series for colonial Ghana, 1891-1950

There has been a recent surge in research on long-term African development. For this research agenda to be fruitful and its theories tested, it is crucial to have consistent estimates of economic change. However, there is a lack of reliable time series data for the colonial period in Sub-Saharan Africa. This article contributes new time series data for the Gold Coast and Ghana between 1890 and 2010 and in particular a new GDP time series for Ghana for the years 1891-1957.

Title: A West African experiment: constructing a GDP series for colonial Ghana, 1891-1950
Author: Jerven, Morten
Year: 2014
Periodical: The Economic History Review (ISSN 1468-0289)
Volume: 67
Issue: 4
Pages: 964-992
Language: English
Geographic term: Ghana
External link: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1468-0289.12066/full
Abstract: There has been a recent surge in research on long-term African development. For this research agenda to be fruitful and its theories tested, it is crucial to have consistent estimates of economic change. However, there is a lack of reliable time series data for the colonial period in Sub-Saharan Africa. This article contributes new time series data for the Gold Coast and Ghana between 1890 and 2010 and in particular a new GDP time series for Ghana for the years 1891-1957.