Macro History of Canada

This page is dedicated to a long-term project of mine which is to gradually recreate Canadian national accounts (GDP, balance of payment, money stock etc.) prior to circa 1913 with serious attention on the pre-1870 era. There will also be data regarding topics in macroeconomic history. The data will be attached gradually as each paper gets accepted. However, I will post the working papers without the underlying data before they are published. All unpublished data can be requested via email.

 

 

 

 

 

  • Canadian Price Index corrected for missing clothing component, 1870-1900
    • Forthcoming in Research in Economic History as “Improving deflators for estimating Canadian economic growth, 1870-1900”  (working paper version here)
    • Dataset with methodological notes in first sheet.

 

  • GDP of Canada from 1688 to 1790
    • Currently in revisions to improve writing. Titled “Economic Growth in Quebec during the Colonial Era and International Comparisons” (working paper version here).
    • Dataset will be published upon article’s acceptance.

 

  • Shipping Productivity of Sail Ships from the Port of Quebec, 1764 to 1861
    • Working paper still in progress (co-authored with Jari Eloranta and Vadim Kufenko) under the title of “Crowding-Out at Sea: Shipping Productivity and the Burden of the British Navy, 1760 to 1860” (working paper version here).
    • Dataset will be published upon article’s acceptance.

 

  • Cost of Living of Rich and Poor in Canada, 1688 to 1913
    • Submitted to Cliometrica as “Relative Costs of Living, for Richer and Poorer, 1688-1914” (co-authored with Peter Lindert). Includes a wage series for unskilled workers that spans from 1688 to 1913 (working paper version here).
    • Dataset will be published upon article’s acceptance.

 

  • Cross-section of regional wages in Canada East and West, 1842
    • Revise and resubmit decision at Social Science Quarterly as “Was (English) Canada Poorer than the United States? Living Standards Circa 1830 to Circa 1845” (co-authored with Gonzalo Macera). Includes a wage series for unskilled workers that spans from 1688 to 1913 (working paper version here).
    • Dataset will be published upon article’s acceptance.
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