Maddison Project Database: a new synthesis of long-term
economic growth in the world economy.
Angus Maddison's research into the development of GDP in the world economy
during two millennia is a milestone in economic and historical scholarship.
His dataset - a careful synthesis of recent research in this field - is among
the most cited sources in economics and history.
A group of pupils and colleagues of Maddison therefore decided, after his passing away in 2010, to
continue his work, and established the 'Maddison project' for that purpose.
Their work has now resulted in an update of the dataset, which incorporates much of the
latest research in this field, and presents new estimates - based on
Maddison's methodology - of economic growth in the world economic between AD
1 and 2010.