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The economic future in historical perspective

Author: Paul A David; Mark Thomas
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2006, ©2003.
Series: British Academy centenary monographs.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Demonstrates the power of using history to improve our understanding of the economic and social challenges. This work provides perspectives on the dynamics of economic growth, the challenges of  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul A David; Mark Thomas
ISBN: 9780197263471 019726347X
OCLC Number: 267088089
Notes: Originally published: 2003.
Description: xvi, 528 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: thinking historically about challenging economic issues / Paul A. David and Mark Thomas --
The industrious revolution and economic growth, 1650-1830 / Jan de Vries --
English apprenticeship: a neglected factor in the first industrial revolution / Jane Humphries --
Human capital and productivity performance: Britain, the United States and Germany, 1870-1990 / Stephen Broadberry --
General purpose technologies and surges in productivity: historical reflections on the future of the ICT revolution / Paul A. David & Gavin Wright --
Technological systems and comparative systems of innovation: from historical performance to future policy guidelines / Nick von Tunzelmann --
The East Asian escape from economic backwardness: retrospect and prospect / Nicholas Crafts --
The Russian transition through the historical looking-glass: gradual versus abrupt decontrol of economic systems in Britain and Russia / Christopher David & James Foreman-Peck --
Rational resistance to land privatization: the behaviour of Russia's rural producers in response to agrarian reforms, 1861-2000 / Carol Leonard --
Understanding the past to reshape the future: problems of South Africa's transition / Francis Wilson --
Lessons from Italy's monetary unification (1862-1880) for the euro and Europe's single market / Leandro Conte, Gianni Toniolo & Giovanni Vecchi --
Ideology and the shadow of history: a perspective on the Great Depression / Barry Eichengreen & Peter Temin --
Economic welfare measurements and human well-being / Avner Offer --
The human body in Britain: past and future / Roderick Floud --
Height and the high life: what future for a tall story? / Timothy Leunig & Hans-Joachim Voth --
Producing health in past and present: the changing roles of scientific and alternative medicine / Anne Digby & Sheila Ryan Johansson --
An old poor law for the new Europe? Reconciling local solidarity with labour mobility in early modern England / Peter M. solar & Richard M. Smith --
Paying for old age: past, present, future / Mark Thomas & Paul Johnson.
Series Title: British Academy centenary monographs.
Responsibility: edited by Paul A. David & Mark Thomas.

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