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Real Output in Switzerland: New Estimates for 1913-1947 (ICPSR 1223) RSS

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In this article, the authors provide an estimate of the real gross domestic product of Switzerland between 1914 and 1947. The estimate is obtained from published data on three other measures of Swiss economic activity during this period: net national product, industrial production, and the transport volume of Swiss railroads. These underlying series closely represent the economic growth of Switzerland, but they also seem unreasonably volatile as proxy measures of total production, and hence are filtered by moving averages. Although such smoothing might reduce the accuracy of the estimates, comparisons to United States data suggest any such loss is small.

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Andrist, Felix A., Richard G. Anderson, and Marcela M. Williams. Real Output in Switzerland: New Estimates for 1913-1947. ICPSR01223-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2000-08-28. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR01223.v1

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Subject Terms:   economic activity, economic growth, Gross Domestic Product, industrial production, productivity, Switzerland

Geographic Coverage:   Global, Switzerland

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  • 1913--1947

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The files submitted are 0005rad.zip and 0005rad.exe, which contain the data files SWISSGDP.XLS and swissgdp.rat, and 0005rap.zip and 0005rap.exe, which contain the program files Program1.prg and Program2.prg for Figures 1-10 and Tables 2-6 of the article. There is also a readme.txt file that describes the data and program files.

These data are part of ICPSR's Publication-Related Archive and are distributed exactly as they arrived from the data depositor. ICPSR has not checked or processed this material. Users should consult the investigator(s) if further information is desired.

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