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Proceedings of the British Academy Volume 167, 2009 Lectures

Ron Johnston (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264775
eISBN:
9780191734984
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264775.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This volume contains sixteen chapters which contain the text of lectures delivered at the British Academy in 2008–10. From romantic love in sub-Saharan Africa to the British industrial revolution, ... More


The Rate and Direction of Invention in the British Industrial Revolution: Incentives and Institutions

Ralf R. Meisenzahl and Joel Mokyr

in The Rate and Direction of Inventive Activity Revisited

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226473031
eISBN:
9780226473062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226473062.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter offers an economic history approach to the peculiar nature of innovators and their motivations and interests during the British Industrial Revolution. The analysis focuses in particular ... More


Britain: The First Modern Industrial Economy: Combining Technology and Energy

William R. Thompson and Leila Zakhirova

in Racing to the Top: How Energy Fuels System Leadership in World Politics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190699680
eISBN:
9780190909574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190699680.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Economy

The British Industrial Revolution is one of the most famous economic growth stories. Once a peripheral economy, Britain later became the center of the world economy, occupying a position of global ... More


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