For a Kinder, Gentler Society
Two Thousand Years of Economic Statistics (2017)
Population, GDP at PPP, and GDP Per Capita
  • Alexander V. Avakov
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Two Thousand Years of Economic Statistics (2017). Population, GDP at PPP, and GDP Per Capita
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Who's winning and who's losing? Going far beyond the major powers and the BRIC countries, this bi-annual compendium of economic statistics compares the nations of the world in three sections: 1. Population. 2. GDP Per Capita (in PPP). 3. Gross GDP (in PPP).

These books provide hard data for all who ponder the shifting sands of power, whether economic, military or demographic, and seek keys to decipher the media news. Financial, political and military decision-makers may be particularly interested in the hard-to-find data measuring the potential of certain fledgling states.


About the Author

Alexander V. Avakov was born in the USSR. Interested in economic statistics since childhood, he accomplished his formal university education in mathematics and mathematical economics with additional studies in economics, philosophy, law, politics, anthropology, sociology and psychology.

As a result of early political maturity he was arrested in 1975 for distributing liberal-minded leaflets at the university. Sentenced to a year and half of hard labor, he was sent to a KGB-run camp for political prisoners. After completing the prison term, he emigrated from the Soviet Union and has since settled with his family in the United States.

Mr. Avakov has published several books with Algora, including Plato’s Dream Realized: Surveillance and Citizen Rights, from KGB to FBI, and a variety of statistical studies analyzing the relative power of nations in terms both economic and military, including undeclared nuclear weapons. Previously published books in Russian include, among others, Autobiography of the Soviet Anti-Soviet Philosopher, and Welcome to the New Security State

About the Book
Data generally not available elsewhere are presented here in ways that help make it possible to draw useful comparisons.
  • First, it provides population data for all countries for all countries of the world (271/272 countries). This...
Data generally not available elsewhere are presented here in ways that help make it possible to draw useful comparisons.
  • First, it provides population data for all countries for all countries of the world (271/272 countries). This includes independent states and dependent territories which have at least some population. The standard used is the Doctrine of Sovereignty, which does not require international recognition but requires the existence of separate governments with control over their territories.
  • Second, it provides GDP and GDP Per Capita for 254 countries (within their 2014 borders) since the year 1950, plus forecasts for 2020 to 2060.
  • Third, going back to the first year AD, it provides data for 139 countries.

In Volume 1, the countries are sorted according to size. In Volume 2, the countries are listed alphabetically. (The two volumes are sold separately.)

Sources include the World Bank, CIA, and Encyclopedia Britannica, and the World Bank World Development Indicators Online for the latest year. However, the preponderance of data in the book is not directly cited from them but rather is the result of proprietary calculations. Among other computational techniques the author has used a new logarithmic interpolation to account for cross-country statistical distortions when calculating in the prices of the most recent year.



Pages 422
Year: 2017
BISAC: REF027000
BISAC: POL018000
Vol. 1 (Countries By Rank) Soft Cover
ISBN: 978-1-62894-246-0
Vol. 1 (By Rank) Hard Cover
ISBN: 978-1-62894-247-7
Vol. 1 (By Rank) eBook
ISBN: 978-1-62894-248-4
Vol. 2 (By Country Alphabetically) Soft Cover
ISBN: 978-1-62894-249-1
Vol. 2 (By Country Alphabetically) Hard Cover
ISBN: 978-1-62894-250-7
Vol. 2 (By Country Alphabetically) eBook
ISBN: 978-1-62894-251-4
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