Quotation Jensen, Peter Sandholt, Lampe, Markus, Sharp, Paul, Skovsgaard, Christian Volmar. 2018. Getting to Denmark: The role of elites for development .




Denmark is a paragon of economic development because it rapidly modernised its agriculture 150 years ago by using technology and cooperatives. This column argues that Denmark's development story has in fact been misrepresented. Rapid agricultural development was the end of a process begun by landed elites in the 18th century. It may be a mistake to cite the case of Denmark to argue that a country with a lot of peasants and cows can cooperate its way out of underdevelopment.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Media report
Language English
Title Getting to Denmark: The role of elites for development
Source VOX CEPR Policy Portal
Year 2018
URL https://voxeu.org/article/role-elites-development-denmark


Lampe, Markus (Details)
Jensen, Peter Sandholt (University of Southern Denmark, Denmark)
Sharp, Paul (University of Southern Denmark, Denmark)
Skovsgaard, Christian Volmar (University of Southern Denmark, Denmark)
Institute for Economic and Social History IN (Details)
Research areas (Ă–STAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5300 Economics (Details)
5340 Economic history (Details)
6521 Economic history (Details)
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