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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males circa 1790 may have been only between 19 and 20, which is around 20
percent below current levels (Fogel 1988b). ... The Instability of Improvements in
Health and Nutritional Status for the Lower Classes before the Twentieth Century
While technological improvements in the normal sense (especially in transport,
communications, and power) have contributed significantly to this quantitative
difference, the largest advantage of growing in the twentieth century has been the
First, it is conceivable that per capita incomes are lower in the countries
embarking on development in the twentieth century than they were in the last
century. The force of this argument would vary significantly across countries.
Second, there ...
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