Favorites of Fortune: Technology, Growth, and Economic Development since the Industrial Revolution

Favorites of Fortune: Technology, Growth, and Economic Development since the Industrial Revolution

by Patrice Higonnet
     
 

A galaxy of distinguished international economists and historians pit economic history against the shaky assumptions of the classical economic theory of natural growth. Their explanations consider the factors of technology, entrepreneurialism, and paths to economic growth, but each reflects an ideological wave of explanation that has marked the last two hundred

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A galaxy of distinguished international economists and historians pit economic history against the shaky assumptions of the classical economic theory of natural growth. Their explanations consider the factors of technology, entrepreneurialism, and paths to economic growth, but each reflects an ideological wave of explanation that has marked the last two hundred years.

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The apparent product of an (unidentified ) conference, this collection of 18 essays by distinguished international economists and historians pits economic history against the assumptions of the classical economic theory of natural growth. The subjects range from industrial change to body language, from Victorian housing to early modern diets, and the explanations consider the factors of technology, entrepreneurialism, and paths to economic growth. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674295209
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
10/28/1991
Pages:
576
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.59(h) x 1.62(d)

Meet the Author

Patrice Higonnet is Robert Walton Goelet Professor of French History, Harvard University.

David S. Landes is Coolidge Professor of History and Professor of Economics, Emeritus, Harvard University, and the author of The Wealth and Poverty of Nations.

Henry Rosovsky is Lewis P. and Linda L. Geyser University Professor at Harvard University.

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