The Institutional Revolution: Measurement and the Economic Emergence of the Modern World (Markets and Governments in Economic History) (by Douglas W. Allen)


Author(s): Douglas W. Allen

Publisher: University Of Chicago Press
Publish date: 2011-12-01
ISBN-10: 0226014746
ISBN-13: 9780226014746
Language: English
Description:
Few events in the history of humanity rival the Industrial
Revolution. Following its onset in eighteenth-century Britain,
sweeping changes in agriculture, manufacturing, transportation,
and technology began to gain unstoppable momentum throughout
Europe, North America, and eventually much of the world—with
profound effects on socioeconomic and cultural conditions.
In The Institutional Revolution, Douglas W. Allen offers a
thought-provoking account of another, quieter revolution that
took place at the end of the eighteenth century and allowed for
the full exploitation of the many new technological innovations.
Fundamental… more…

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