Quotation Lampe, Markus, Henriksen, Ingrid, Sharp, Paul. 2011. The Role of Technology and Institutions for Growth: Danish Creameries in the late Nineteenth Century. European Review of Economic History 15 475-493.


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We consider the relative contributions of changing technology and institutions for economic growth through the investigation of a natural experiment in history: the almost simultaneous introduction of the automatic cream separator and the cooperative ownership form in the Danish dairy industry from around 1880. Using a new database of statistics from creameries and the tool of stochastic frontier analysis, we find that both institutions and technology were important for the success of the Danish dairy industry and, by implication, the growth and early development of the Danish economy.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal European Review of Economic History
Citation Index SSCI
WU-Journal-Rating new FIN-A, VW-D, WH-B
Language English
Title The Role of Technology and Institutions for Growth: Danish Creameries in the late Nineteenth Century
Volume 15
Year 2011
Page from 475
Page to 493
Reviewed? Y
URL http://ereh.oxfordjournals.org/content/15/3/475.short

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Lampe, Markus (Details)
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Henriksen, Ingrid (Syddansk Universitet, Denmark)
Sharp, Paul (Syddansk Universitet, Denmark)
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Institute for Economic and Social History IN (Details)
Research areas (Ă–STAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5300 Economics (Details)
6521 Economic history (Details)
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