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The Road to Prosperity: An Economic History of Finland - Edited by Jari Ojala, Jari Eloranta & Jukka Jalava

Helsinki: Suomaleisen Kirjallisuuden Seura, 2006, Hardback ..
Condition: Near Fine. Slight bruising to the lower corners of the boards otherwise a very well presented copy.

From the cover: “The Finnish economy is a victory over hardship, a success story with few equivalents. During the period 1860-2000 the gross domestic product grew 21-fold, while EU nations on average achieved 11-fold growth. Today, Finland is known for its competitiveness, high educational standards, negligible corruption, expertise in creating and using high technology, and successful companies, most notably Nokia. This book tells how Finland astonishingly evolved from an internationally insignificant agrarian economy to the affluent, knowledge-based, welfare society that it is now. The Road to Prosperity — An Economic History of Finland offers an overview of several centuries of economic progress — with a keen eye on negative effects of growth.” Illustrated by way of: Appendices [3]; Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Graphs; Colour Photographs; Tables;
Size: 10½" x 8½"
Number of Pages: 343
ISBN: 9517468180
Introduction: Joel Mokyr