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Favorites of fortune : technology, growth, and economic development since the Industrial Revolution

Author: Patrice L R Higonnet; David S Landes; Henry Rosovsky
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1991.
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In this text, economists and historians pit economic history against the assumptions of the classic economic theory of natural growth. Their explanations consider the factors of technology,  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Congresses (form)
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Favorites of fortune.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1991
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Patrice L R Higonnet; David S Landes; Henry Rosovsky
ISBN: 067429520X 9780674295209 0674295218 9780674295216
OCLC Number: 23583924
Description: viii, 558 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : on technology and growth / David S. Landes --
The conquest of high mortality and hunger in Europe and America : timing and mechanisms / Robert W. Fogel --
The hero and the herd in technological history : reflections on Thomas Edison and the battle of the systems / Paul A. David --
The "docile" body as an economic-industrial growth factor / Rudolf Braun --
The choice of technique : entrepreneurial decisions in the nineteenth-century European cotton and steel industries / Wolfram Fischer --
The city and technological innovation / Paul Bairoch --
Dear labor, cheap labor, and the industrial revolution / Joel Mokyr --
Entrepreneurship, total factor productivity, and economic efficiency : Landes, Solow, and Farrell thirty years later / Robert C. Allen --
The Huguenots and the English financial revolution / François Crouzet. What happened to the theory of economic development? / William Lazonick --
Public sector entrepreneurship / Jonathan Hughes --
Employment strategies and production structures in the Swiss watchmaking industry / François Jequier --
Entrepreneurs and managers / Peter Temin --
Did England's cities grow too fast during the Industrial Revolution? / Jeffrey G. Williamson --
Technology and the economic theorist : past, present, and future / W.W. Rostow --
Creating competitive capability : innovation and investment in the United States, Great Britain, and Germany from the 1870s to World War I / Alfred D. Chandler, Jr. --
Benefits and costs of late development / Anne O. Krueger --
Prometheus unbound and developing countries / Irma Adelman --
Marriage bars : discrimination against married women workers from the 1920s to the 1950s / Claudia Goldin.
Responsibility: edited by Patrice Higonnet, David S. Landes, Henry Rosovsky.
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