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British Economic Growth during the Industrial Revolution
  • N. Crafts
  • Political Science, Economics
  • 27 June 1985
In recent years, traditional views of a rapidly growing British economy between 1700 and 1850 have been overturned by convincing new research indicating that British economic growth was, in fact,Expand
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Output growth and the British industrial revolution: a restatement of the Crafts‐Harley view
n the early i98os we published revised estimates of aggregate economic performance during the British industrial revolution which have stimulated reappraisal of the beginnings of modern economicExpand
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Steam as a General Purpose Technology: A Growth Accounting Perspective
The contribution of steam to British economic growth in the nineteenth century is estimated using growth accounting methods similar to those recently employed to examine the role of ICT. The resultsExpand
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From Malthus to Solow: How did the Malthusian economy really evolve?
This paper uses a variety of time-series methods and a new real wage series from [Clark, G., 2005. The condition of the working class in England, 1209 to 2004. Journal of Political Economy 113, 520Expand
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Some Evidence of Insider Knowledge in Horse Race Betting in Britain
In a recent paper, Dowie (1976) investigated the equity of the market for betting on horse races in Britain. He concluded that the market was not "strongly inefficient" in the sense that there was noExpand
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The Human Development Index and changes in standards of living: Some historical comparisons
The article compiles measures of the Human Development Index and also growth rates of real GDP/person adjusted for changes in mortality and leisure for 16 advanced economies since 1870. It is arguedExpand
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Exogenous or Endogenous Growth? The Industrial Revolution Reconsidered
The British Industrial Revolution is reviewed in the light of recent developments in modeling economic growth. It is argued that †endogenous innovation†models may be useful in this contextExpand
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The paper reviews theory and evidence on the ways in which regulation affects productivity outcomes. In a context of endogenous growth, it is argued that traditional measures of compliance costs missExpand
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What Explains the Location of Industry in Britain, 1871-1931?
Where transport costs were falling, were the new economic geography forces for industry agglomeration and dispersion at work in the movement of industry in pre-1931 Britain? This Paper examines theExpand
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Regional GDP in Britain, 1871-1911: Some Estimates
The paper builds on a method proposed by Geary and Stark (2002) for estimating regional incomes in Victorian Britain. This is modified by using tax data to allocate non-wage income across regions.Expand
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