This article is based on research originally presented in my Ph.D. thesis, ‘Census-taking, political economy and state formation in Britain, c. 1790–1840’ (2010). I would particularly like to thank my supervisor, Richard Smith, and my examiners, Julian Hoppit and Emma Rothschild, for their extremely helpful comments and advice. In addition, audiences at the Institute of Historical Research and the 2011 Economic History Society Annual Conference, together with Peter Kitson, Elizabeth Rough, Leigh Shaw-Taylor, Tony Wrigley, and four anonymous referees, provided useful feedback on earlier versions of this article. The research was funded by an ESRC 1 + 3 Quota Award (PTA-031–2005-00272) and a Junior Research Fellowship at St John's College, Cambridge.
The first income tax, political arithmetic, and the measurement of economic growth
Version of Record online: 7 DEC 2012
© Economic History Society 2012
The Economic History Review
Volume 66, Issue 3, pages 873–894, August 2013
How to Cite
Thompson, S. J. (2013), The first income tax, political arithmetic, and the measurement of economic growth. The Economic History Review, 66: 873–894. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-0289.2012.00668.x
- Issue online: 1 JUL 2013
- Version of Record online: 7 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 2 JUN 2012
- Manuscript Revised: 16 APR 2012
- Manuscript Received: 27 MAY 2011
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