Data & Tools
New Economic Geography Simulation
A simple tool to simulate Krugman's Canonical New Economic Geography Model.
For more background, see Paul Krugman (1998), "Space: The Final Frontier", The Journal of Economic Perspectives , Spring, 1998, Vol. 12, No. 2 (Spring, 1998), pp. 161-174 .
Regional GDP Data Europe, 1900-2015 (v6, 2020)
The Rosés-Wolf database on regional GDP provides data on the economic development of European regions at the level of NUTS-2 regions for the years 1900 - 2015. It contains information of nominal GDP (in 1990 and 2011 PPP), population, area, and on sector-level employment shares. The first version of the data was constructed by a team of researchers based on national historical statistics: Marc Badia-Miró, Erik Buyst, Kerstin Enflo, Emanuele Felice, Frank Geary, Jordi Guilera, Kari Anne Janisse, Peter Sandholt Jensen, Herman de Jong, Martin Henning, Alexander Klein, Julio Martínez-Galarraga, Jørgen Modalsli, Cristina Victoria Radu, Joan Ramon Rosés, Teresa Sanchis, Lennart Schön (†), Max-Stephan Schulze, Paul Richard Sharp, Tom Stark, Dirk Stelder (†), Daniel A. Tirado, Ulrich Woitek, Nikolaus Wolf, and Gabriela Wüthrich.
Data Documentation: For a description of the data and an extensive documentation of sources see Joan R. Rosés and Nikolaus Wolf (eds), The Economic Development of Europe's Regions A Quantitative History since 1900, Routledge 2019.
Paper based on latest data update: Joan R. Rosés and Nikolaus Wolf (2021), "Regional growth and inequality in the long-run: Europe, 1900–2015", Oxford Review of Economic Policy, Volume 37, Number 1, 2021, pp. 17–48.
Country Chapters, country-specific data: The book contains additional regional data on individual European countries, in several cases reaching back before 1900 and including data for smaller geographical units such as NUTS 3. The book also contains new estimates of nominal GDP for US states, 1880 - 2010 by Alex Klein.
Attribution: When using the data, please make the following reference: Rosés-Wolf-database, version 6 (2020).