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The enlightened economy : an economic history of Britain, 1700-1850

Author: Joel Mokyr
Publisher: New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, 2009.
Series: New economic history of Britain.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Focuses on the importance of ideological and institutional factors in the development of the British economy during the years between the Glorious Revolution and the Crystal Palace Exhibition. This  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joel Mokyr
ISBN: 9780300124552 0300124554
OCLC Number: 733967147
Notes: Índice.
Description: x, 564 p. : mapas.
Contents: Prologue: the British economy in 1700 --
Enlightenment and economy --
Useful knowledge and technology --
An enlightened political economy --
Enlightenment and the industrial revolution --
The origins of British technological leadership --
Technological change in the industrial revolution --
Britain and the world: an open economy --
Agriculture in the age of enlightenment --
The service sectors: commerce and transport --
The service sectors: finance and personal services --
progress and productivity --
Demographic transformation in the age of enlightenment --
Gender and family in an enlightened economy --
Factories and firms in an age of technological progress --
Social norms and a civil economy --
Formal institutions: the state and the economy --
Living standards and inequality --
The results: the British economy in 1850
Series Title: New economic history of Britain.
Responsibility: Joel Mokyr.


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"Mokyr's book is a splendid achievement."--Edward Glaeser, The New Republic -- Edward Glaeser The New Republic "It is impossible to do justice to the subtlety and detail of "The Enlightened Economy"; Read more...

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