Favorites of fortune: technology, growth, and economic development since the Industrial Revolution
A galaxy of distinguished international economists and historians pit economic history against the shaky assumptions of the classical economic theory of natural growth. Their explanations consider the factors of technology, entrepreneurialism, and paths to economic growth, but each reflects an ideological wave of explanation that has marked the last two hundred years.
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economics profession in the United States has done anything but adopt "
historical experience" as a tool — let alone a fundamental tool — of economic
analysis. In the decades following World War II, the American economics
an incessant give and take between historical and theoretical analysis and that,
though for the investigation of individual questions it may be necessary to sail for
a time on one tack only, yet on principle the two should never lose sight of each ...
might insist on historical analysis as a critical element in the practice of
economics. At Harvard (to take a graduate economics program in which I both
studied and taught) most of the tenured faculty circa 1 970 were veritable insti-
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On Technology and Growth
Paul A David The Hero and the Herd in Technological
Rudolf Braun The Docile Body as an Economic1ndustrial
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