Precocious albion: A new interpretation of the British Industrial Revolution

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Kelly, Morgan ; Mokyr, Joel ; Ó Gráda, Cormac (2013)
  • Publisher: Dublin: University College Dublin, UCD Centre for Economic Research
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1146/annurev-economics-080213-041042
  • Subject: Human capitol | Economic growth | technological change, economic growth, income distribution, human capital, skills | Industrial revolution | Industrial revolution; Human capitol; Economic growth
    • jel: jel:O30 | jel:N13 | jel:N33
      ddc: ddc:330

Many explanations have been offered for the British Industrial Revolution. This article points to the importance of human capital (broadly defined) and the quality of the British labor force on the eve of the Industrial Revolution. It shows that in terms of both physica... View more
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