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A Culture of Growth: The Origins of the Modern Economy
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|June 12, 2018

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Why Enlightenment culture sparked the Industrial Revolution During the late eighteenth century, innovations in Europe triggered the Industrial Revolution and the sustained economic progress that spread across the globe. While much has been made of the details of…
The Invention of Enterprise: Entrepreneurship from Ancient Mesopotamia to Modern Times

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Whether hailed as heroes or cast as threats to social order, entrepreneurs--and their innovations--have had an enormous influence on the growth and prosperity of nations. The Invention of Enterprise gathers together, for the first time, leading economic…
The Lever of Riches: Technological Creativity and Economic Progress

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In a world of supercomputers, genetic engineering, and fiber optics, technological creativity is ever more the key to economic success. But why are some nations more creative than others, and why do some highly innovative societies--such as ancient China, or…
The Enlightened Economy: An Economic History Of Britain 1700-1850

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This book focuses on the importance of ideological and institutional factors in the rapid development of the British economy during the years between the Glorious Revolution and the Crystal Palace Exhibition. Joel Mokyr shows that we cannot understand the…
The British Industrial Revolution: An Economic Perspective
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|December 25, 1998

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The Industrial Revolution remains a defining moment in the economic history of the modern world. But what kind and how much of a revolution was it? And what kind of ?moment? could it have been? These are just some of the larger questions among the many that…
The Gifts of Athena: Historical Origins of the Knowledge Economy
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|November 7, 2004

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The growth of technological and scientific knowledge in the past two centuries has been the overriding dynamic element in the economic and social history of the world. Its result is now often called the knowledge economy. But what are the historical origins of…
The Economics of the Industrial Revolution
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|July 24, 1989

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Why Ireland Starved: A Quantitative And Analytical History Of The Irish Economy, 1800-1850

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Technical changes in the first half of the nineteenth century led to unprecedented economic growth and capital formation throughout Western Europe; and yet Ireland hardly participated in this process at all. While the Northern Atlantic Economy prospered, the…