What made Britannia great? Did the Industrial Revolution make Britain a world power?

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Clark, Gregory; (2006)
  • Publisher: Davis, CA: University of California, Department of Economics
  • Subject: chinese, britain
    • ddc: ddc:330
      jel: jel:N13 | jel:N34

How much of Britain's high living standards and military power compared to its competitors in 1850 should be attributed to Britain having first experienced the Industrial Revolution? Examining data on real wages in the north and south of England, the Netherlands and Ire... View more
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