The Industrial Revolution: History, Causes and Consequences

The Economic History Podcast | 21 April 2021 | 1h 08m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with Nicholas Crafts about how thinking on the Industrial Revolution has evolved over recent decades. Discusses the more sober interpretation of the productivity performance of the British economy during the first Industrial Revolution; prominent theories of the root causes of the Industrial Revolution; and the potential “disadvantages” of being the first country to experience modern economic growth. Draws on his book Forging Ahead, Falling Behind and Fighting Back.

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