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The power of a single number : a political history of GDP / Philipp Lepenies ; translated by Jeremy Gaines.

Author/Creator:
Lepenies, Philipp, 1971- author.
Standardized Title:
Macht der einen Zahl. English
Publication:
New York : Columbia University Press, [2016]
Format/Description:
Book
xiv, 186 pages ; 22 cm
Subjects:
Gross domestic product -- Political aspects -- History.
Contents:
Introduction
What it's all about : a short primer on GDP
William petty and political arithmetic : the origins of GDP
The frustrations of Colin Clark : England
Simon Kuznets and the politics of gross national product : the United States
War, kidnapping, and data theft : Germany
The ultimate triumph of gross national product
Conclusion
Notes
Index.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 157-173) and index.
ISBN:
9780231175104
0231175108
9780231541435
OCLC:
930681933
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