Farewell to Alms A Brief Economic History of the World

ISBN-10: 0691141282
ISBN-13: 9780691141282
Edition: 2009
Authors: Gregory Clark
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Book details

List price: $28.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 1/18/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: The Sixteen-Page Economic History of the World
The Malthusian Trap: Economic Life to
The Logic of the Malthusian Economy
Living Standards
Fertility
Life Expectancy
Malthus and Darwin: Survival of the Richest
Technological Advance
Institutions and Growth
The Emergence of Modern Man
The Industrial Revolution
Modern Growth: The Wealth of Nations
The Puzzle of the Industrial Revolution
The Industrial Revolution in England
Why England? Why Not China, India, or Japan?
Social Consequences
The Great Divergence
World Growth since 1800
The Proximate Sources of Divergence
Why Isn't the Whole World Developed?
Conclusion: Strange New World
Technical Appendix
References
Index
Figure Credits

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