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Favorites of Fortune

Technology, Growth, and Economic Development since the Industrial Revolution

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PAPERBACK

$45.00 • £36.95 • €40.50

ISBN 9780674295216

Publication Date: 08/11/1998

Short

576 pages

6-3/8 x 9-1/4 inches

11 line illustrations, 38 tables

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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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