15 Facts About Angus Maddison


Angus Maddison was a distinguished British economist specialising in quantitative macro economic history, including the measurement and analysis of economic growth and development.


In 1978, Angus Maddison was appointed Historical Professor in the Faculty of Economics at the University of Groningen.


Angus Maddison is particularly known for documenting economic performance over long periods of time and across major countries in every continent of the world.


Angus Maddison subsequently got his doctorate in 1978 at the University of Aix-Marseille in France.


In 1953, Angus Maddison joined the Organisation for European Economic Cooperation, and afterwards became Head of the OEEC Economics Division.


In 1963, after the OEEC became the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Angus Maddison became Assistant Director of the Economic Development Department.


Angus Maddison held the position of policy advisor for various institutions, including the governments of Ghana and Pakistan.


In 1978, Angus Maddison was appointed historical Professor at the University of Groningen.


Angus Maddison was a pioneer in the field of the construction of national accounts, where a country's accounts are calculated back in periods of several decades all the way to the year 1.


Angus Maddison's work resulted in a deep new understanding of the reasons why some countries have become rich whereas others have remained poor.


Angus Maddison's estimates regarding the per capita income in the Roman Empire followed up the pioneering work of Keith Hopkins and Raymond W Goldsmith.


Until the end of his life, Angus Maddison lived in Chevincourt, near Thourotte, but maintained strong connections with the University of Groningen.


Angus Maddison was the joint founder and intellectual leader of the Groningen Growth and Development Centre, a research group within the Faculty of Economics in Groningen that focuses on long-term economic growth.


Angus Maddison received a royal decoration as Commander in the Netherlands Order of Orange Nassau as he turned 80, and in October 2007 Angus Maddison received an honorary doctorate at Hitotsubashi University, Japan.


Angus Maddison died on Saturday, 24 April 2010, at the American Hospital of Paris in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France.