Table of contents for Technical choice innovation and economic growth : essays on American and British experience in the nineteenth century / Paul A. David.


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Acknowledgments; Introduction: Technology, history and growth; Part I. Concepts and Preconceptions: 1. Labor scarcity and the problem of technological practice and progress in nineteenth-century America; Part II. Generation: 2. Learning by doing and tariff protection: a reconsideration of the case of the ante-bellum United States cotton textile industry; 3. The 'Horndal effect' in Lowell, 1834 56: a short-run learning curve for integrated cotton textile mills; Part III. Diffusion: 4. The mechanization of reaping in the ante-bellum Midwest; 5. The landscape and the machine: technical interrelatedness, land tenure and the mechanization of the corn harvest in Victorian Britain; Appendices; Part IV. Ramifications: 6. Transport innovations and economic growth: Professor Fogel on and off the rails; References; Index.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Technological innovations -- United States -- History.
Technological innovations -- Great Britain -- History.
Economic development -- Mathematical models.