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A farewell to alms : a brief economic history of the world

Author: Gregory Clark
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, 2010.
Series: The Princeton economic history of the Western world
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Why are some parts of the world so rich and others so poor? Why did the Industrial Revolution occur in eighteenth-century England, and not at some other time, or in some other place? This title  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gregory Clark
ISBN: 0691141282 9780691141282
OCLC Number: 767762001
Description: XII, 420 Seiten : Illustrationen, Diagramme ; 23 cm.
Contents: Preface ix Acknowledgments xi Chapter 1: Introduction: The Sixteen-Page Economic History of the World 1 PART I: The Malthusian Trap: Economic Life to 1800 Chapter 2: The Logic of the Malthusian Economy 19 Chapter 3: Living Standards 40 Chapter 4: Fertility 71 Chapter 5: Life Expectancy 91 Chapter 6: Malthus and Darwin: Survival of the Richest 112 Chapter 7: Technological Advance 133 Chapter 8: Institutions and Growth 145 Chapter 9: The Emergence of Modern Man 166 PART II: The Industrial Revolution Chapter 10: Modern Growth: The Wealth of Nations 193 Chapter 11: The Puzzle of the Industrial Revolution 208 Chapter 12: The Industrial Revolution in England 230 Chapter 13: Why England? Why Not China, India, or Japan? 259 Chapter 14: Social Consequences 272 PART III: The Great Divergence Chapter 15: World Growth since 1800 303 Chapter 16: The Proximate Sources of Divergence 328 Chapter 17: Why Isn't the Whole World Developed? 352 Chapter 18: Conclusion: Strange New World 371 Technical Appendix 379 References 383 Index 409 Figure Credits 419
Series Title: The Princeton economic history of the Western world
Responsibility: Gregory Clark.

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