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The Second Industrial Revolution , 1870-1914

  title={The Second Industrial Revolution , 1870-1914},
  author={Joel Mokyr and Robert H. Strotz},
Note: Parts of this chapter are based on my book The Lever of Riches (1990) as well as on a number of subsequent essays. 

The Myth of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

  • I. Moll
  • History, Economics
  • 2021
This article argues that there is no such phenomenon as a Fourth Industrial Revolution. It derives a framework for the analysis of any industrial revolution from a careful historical account of the

Transport and the Fourth Industrial Revolution: The Emerging High-Growth Economies

This is a response case. The excitation is the fourth industrial revolution, and it is modelled as a stepped sinusoidal function. The object is transport in the lower-income (high-growth) countries,

Industrial Revolutions and Consumption: A Common Model to the Various Periods of Industrialization

What was the role of consumption structure evolution in the industrialization phases of the Western world since the 18th century? To answer this question, we first ask the economical ad historical

Engineers, Innovative Capacity and Development in the Americas

This paper offers the first evidence on the prevalence of a central actor in modern growth theory—the engineer. Using newly collected sub-national, and international data as well as historical case

Political Regimes and Sovereign Credit Risk in Europe, 1750-1913

This article uses a new panel data set to perform a statistical analysis of political regimes and sovereign credit risk in Europe from 1750 to 1913. Old Regime polities typically suffered from fiscal

Lessons for Today from Past Periods of Rapid Technological Change

We provide a history of past periods of rapid technological change starting from the Industrial Revolution continuing up to today. We find that it takes decades for technological breakthroughs to

Alternative liquid fuels in Britain in the inter-war period (1918-1938): Insights for future energy transitions

Against a backdrop of growing interest in the development of low carbon alternatives to petroleum derived liquid fuels, this paper provides an analysis of earlier experiences of the emergence and

Fiscal Centralization, Limited Government, and Public Revenues in Europe, 1650–1913

Old Regime polities typically suffered from fiscal fragmentation and absolutist rule. By the start of World War I, however, many such countries had centralized institutions and limited government.

The Political Economy of Fiscal Prudence in Historical Perspective

This paper uses a new panel dataset to perform a statistical analysis of political regimes and financial rectitude over the long run. Old Regime polities in Europe typically suffered from fiscal

Engineering Growth: Innovative Capacity and Development in the Americas

This paper offers the first systematic historical evidence on the role of a central actor in modern growth theory - the engineer. It collects cross-country and state level data on the labor share of



Ocean Freight Rates and Productivity, 1740–1913: The Primacy of Mechanical Invention Reaffirmed

  • C. Harley
  • History
    The Journal of Economic History
  • 1988
This article demonstrates that new industrial technology caused a revolutionary decline in nineteenth-century freight rates. This overturns Douglass North's well-known conclusion that organizational

Knowledge, Technology, and Economic Growth During the Industrial Revolution

This paper takes a look at the events leading to the British Industrial Revolution and renews the argument that a theory of useful knowledge is required to fully understand the timing of the event as

Technology and the pursuit of economic growth

Technology's contribution to economic growth and competitiveness has been the subject of vigorous debate in recent years. This book demonstrates the importance of a historical perspective in

The Dynamo and the Computer: An Historical Perspective on the Modern Productivity Paradox

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Endless Novelty: Specialty Production and American Industrialization, 1865–1925 . By Philip Scranton. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1997. Pp. xiv, 415. $39.50.

conditions were as prevalent in dressmakers' and milliners' shops as in other areas of the labor market (p. 84). Gamber devotes the second half of her book to describing the "gendered transformation"

Interchangeable Parts Reexamined: The Private Sector of the American Arms Industry on the Eve of the Civil War

A central concept of the American system of manufacture is that the parts of a mechanism, such as a gunlock, must be interchangeable. The theoretical advantages of interchangeability are fairly

Syntony and Spark: The Origins of Radio

'Syntony' means what is now generally called 'resonance' of tuned circuits, and in particular, radio transmitting and receiving circuits.

The Invisible Weapon: Telecommunications And International Politics, 1851-1945

Contents 1 Telecommunications and International Relations Characteristics of Electrical Communications Telecommunications and World History International Telecommunications as a Field of Study 2 New