His two volumes on the world's economy can aptly be described as monumental:
The World Economy, Volume 1: A Millennial Perspective (2001)
The World Economy, Volume 2: Historical Statistics (2003)
Most histories are written as interpretative narrative.
Yet many historical claims should be backup with statistical data.
With the advancement in scholarship, some historical claims can be presented with the appropriate statistical data as evidence.
Angus Maddison has devoted the major parts of his life in collecting basic historical data on the world economy and summarized them as statistics in tables, graphs, and lists.
And we owe Angus Maddison a debt for his labor.
2. Besides the two volumes on the world economy, Angus Maddison has also authored a volume specifically on the Chinese economy:
Chinese Economic Performance in the Long Run: 960-2030 AD, Second Edition, Revised and Updated (2007)
This book is available for download from the OECD:
For those whom have an interest in the Chinese economy, it will repay the time spend on browsing through this 200 pages book.
3. The followings are the:
(a) Table of Contents
(b) List of Chapter Tables, Figures and Box
(c) Appendix Tables and Maps
(Table D.1. Chinese Population, 1–2030 AD)
(Table 2.1. Comparative Levels of Economic Performance, China and Other Major Parts of the World Economy, 1700–2003)
(Table 2.2a. Shares of World GDP, 1700-2003)
(Table 2.2b. Rates of Growth of World GDP, 1700-2003)
(Table 2.2c. Rates of Growth of World Per Capita GDP, 1700–2003)
(Table 4.6. Shares of World GDP, 1700–2003 (Per cent of World Total))
7. Sample 4:
(Table 3.1. Growth of GDP, by Sector, at Constant Prices, China 1890–2003)
(Table 3.2. Structure of Chinese GDP, 1890–2003)
(Table 3.3. China's Geopolitical Standing, 1820–2003)
8. Sample 5:
(Table F.2. Characteristics of China’s 31 Provinces in 2005)
"Angus Maddison", Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia,
Maddison, Angus. 2001. The World Economy, Volume 1: A Millennial Perspective. Paris: Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development.
----------. 2003. The World Economy, Volume 2: Historical Statistics. Paris: Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development.
----------. 2007. Chinese Economic Performance in the Long Run: 960-2030 AD. 2nd ed. Paris: Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development.