Technical Choice Innovation and Economic Growth

Technical Choice Innovation and Economic Growth

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This book deals with technological innovations of the nineteenth century. In a number of self-contained but related essays it treats the salient aspects of technological change that have interested modern economists and economic historians, as well as historians of technology: economically induced invention and innovation, learning by doing in industrial operations, the diffusion of new production techniques, and the bearing of these upon the growth of a society's productivity. The studies are detailed, in the sense that they focus not upon the economy as a whole, but rather upon the experiences of specific industries, branches of manufacturing, and individual productive units such as the mid-Victorial grain farm and the New England cotton textile mill. They attempt to integrate traditional historical methods and materials with a more explicit reliance on economic theorizing and applications of statistical analysis to test hypotheses.Essays on American and British Experience in the Nineteenth Century Paul A. David ... the ripples excited on that once quiet pond soon spread as far as the pages of The Times Literary Supplement.2 And ... Fogela#39;s study is without question an important, extremely impressive contribution. ... Railroads and American Economic Growth: Essays in Econometric History (Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins Press, anbsp;...

Title:Technical Choice Innovation and Economic Growth
Author:Paul A. David
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 1975-02-28


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