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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The three brothers were fourth-generation immigrants; their greatgrandfather,
Jean Houbelon, son of a merchant of Lille, had fled to England in 1567 and
settled as a merchant in London. Their grandfather and their father, James, had ...
latter included investors who were resident abroad, especially "Dutch Huguenots.
" Wealthy merchants such as Lambert, Janssen, Delme\ or Dutry were not above
this role, but there were also individuals or firms who acted for relatives abroad.
Setting up as a merchant banker in London with help from his brother in Paris
and from Pierre Naville, a London merchant from Geneva who had married his
sister, he quickly accumulated a very large fortune. He started in the West Indian
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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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