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“The Industrial Revolution: Past and Future” by Robert Lucas, Jr

Robert E Lucas won the Nobel Prize in economics in 1995. Here’s an article published in May 2004, “The Industrial Revolution: Past and Future” which is useful for us in the context of the economic history of the world. Excerpts … Continue reading

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“Survival of the Richest: Malthus, Darwin, and modern economic growth”

The key puzzle in the long-run economic history of the world is “Why did the Industrial Revolution occur in 1800, thousands of years after the development of the institutions necessary for economic growth?” according to Gregory Clark, professor of economics … Continue reading

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