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Favorites of Fortune

Technology, Growth, and Economic Development since the Industrial Revolution

Edited by Patrice Higonnet, David S. Landes, and Henry Rosovsky

ISBN 9780674295216

Publication date: 08/11/1998

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.


  • A stimulating and fascinating volume that should be in the library of anyone interested in economic history or technology.

    —John Vincent Nye, Journal of Evolutionary Economics


  • Patrice Higonnet is Robert Walton Goelet Professor of French History at Harvard University.
  • David S. Landes was Coolidge Professor of History and Professor of Economics, Emeritus, Harvard University, and the author of The Wealth and Poverty of Nations.
  • Henry Rosovsky was the Lewis P. and Linda L. Geyser University Professor Emeritus at Harvard University.

Book Details

  • 576 pages
  • 6-3/8 x 9-1/4 inches
  • Harvard University Press