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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 Industrial Revolution without recognizing the importance of the intellectual sea changes of Britains Age of Enlightenment.

 

In a vigorous discussion, Mokyr goes beyond the standard explanations that credit  geographical factors, the role of markets, politics, and society to show that the beginnings of modern economic growth in Britain depended a great deal on what key players knew and believed, and how those beliefs affected their economic behavior. He argues that Britain led the rest of Europe into the Industrial Revolution because it was there that the optimal intersection of ideas, culture, institutions, and technology existed to make rapid economic growth achievable. His wide-ranging evidence covers sectors of the British economy often neglected, such as the service industries.

 

About the Author

Joel Mokyr is Robert H. Strotz Professor of Arts and Sciences and professor of economics and history, Northwestern University, and Sackler Professor at the Eitan Berglas School of Economics, Tel Aviv University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300124552
Subtitle:
An Economic History of Britain 1700-1850
Author:
Mokyr, Joel
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Subject:
Great Britain Economic conditions.
Subject:
Enlightenment -- Great Britain.
Subject:
Modern - 19th Century
Subject:
Modern - 18th Century
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
Economic History
Subject:
World History-England General
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
The New Economic History of Britain seri
Publication Date:
20121030
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
550
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in 2.1 lb

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