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 depression dismantled the watchmaking industry further by intensifying its
heterogeneity. This extreme fragmentation is apparent from the 1929 survey of
enterprises (see Table 11.1), and the prosperous years of the "golden twenties" ...
in 1876, as an organ of liaison between the various watchmaking associations
and the public authorities, both cantonal and federal.10 Optimism revived. It was
short-lived, however. The watchmaking industry, which exported 98 percent of its
agreement with the watchmaking union. The agreed reorganization of working
hours was unheard of for Switzerland, since it provided for continuous operation,
twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. These provisions were, however, ...
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On Technology and Growth
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