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Forging Ahead, Falling Behind and Fighting Back: British Economic Growth from the Industrial Revolution to the Financial Crisis

Published by EH.Net (August 2019) Nicholas Crafts, Forging Ahead, Falling Behind and Fighting Back: British Economic Growth from the Industrial Revolution to the Financial Crisis. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2018. vii + 152 pp. $25 (paperback), ISBN: 978-1-108-43816-2. Reviewed for EH.Net by Tim Hatton, Department of Economics, University of Essex.   Nick Crafts is […]

British Economic Growth, 1270-1870

Published by EH.Net (August 2015) Stephen Broadberry, Bruce M. S. Campbell, Alexander Klein, Mark Overton and Bas van Leeuwen, British Economic Growth, 1270-1870. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015. xxxix + 461 pp. $40 (paperback), ISBN: 978-1-107-67649-7. Reviewed for EH.Net by Karl Gunnar Persson,  Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen. This collective work is an ambitious […]

British Economic Growth, 1688-1959: Trends and Structure

Project 2001: Significant Works in Economic History Phyllis Deane and W. A. Cole, British Economic Growth, 1688-1959: Trends and Structure. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, second edition, 1967. xx + 350 pp. Review Essay by Knick Harley, Department of Economics, University of Western Ontario. Foundations of British Quantitative Economic History Phyllis Deane and W. A. Cole’s […]

Essays in Economic History: Purchasing Power Parity, Standard of Living, and Monetary Standards

Published by EH.Net (July 2023). Lawrence H. Officer. Essays in Economic History: Purchasing Power Parity, Standard of Living, and Monetary Standards. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2022. xxvii + 542 pp. $109.99 (hardback), ISBN 978-3030959241. Reviewed for EH.Net by John Devereux, Department of Economics, Queens College, City University of New York.   Lawrence Officer has had […]

The Cambridge Economic History of China: Volume II

Published by EH.Net (January 2023). Debin Ma and Richard Von Glahn, eds. The Cambridge Economic History of China: Volume II. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2022. 845 pp. $155 (hardback), ISBN: 978-1108425537. Reviewed by Jamin Andreas Hübner, LCC International University and University of the People.   The second volume of The Cambridge Economic History of China […]

Barriers to Growth: English Economic Development from the Norman Conquest to Industrialisation

Published by EH.Net (August 2022). Eric L. Jones. Barriers to Growth: English Economic Development from the Norman Conquest to Industrialisation. Palgrave Macmillan: Palgrave Studies in Economic History, 2020. xii + 153pp. £79.99 (hardback), ISBN 978-3-030-44273-6. Reviewed for EH.Net by Mark Bailey, University of East Anglia.   The causes of the Industrial Revolution are one of […]

How the World Became Rich: The Historical Origins of Economic Growth

Published by EH.Net (July 2022). Mark Koyama and Jared Rubin. How the World Became Rich: The Historical Origins of Economic Growth. Cambridge, UK: Polity Press. x + 259 pp. $24.95 (paperback), ISBN 978-1509540235. Reviewed for EH.Net by Joel Mokyr, Departments of Economics and History, Northwestern University.   Full disclosure: this reviewer’s name appears on the […]

Global Economic History: A Very Short Introduction

Published by EH.Net (June 2022). (Editor’s note: Because this review covers two books, Global Economic History and The Industrial Revolution, we have posted it twice, with one posting for each title, for the sake of easier searches.)   Robert C. Allen. Global Economic History: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. xiv + 170pp. […]

The Mismeasure of Progress: Economic Growth and Its Critics

Published by EH.Net (June 2022). Stephen J. Macekura. The Mismeasure of Progress: Economic Growth and Its Critics. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2020. 320 pp. $27.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0226736303. Reviewed for EH.Net by Daniel Gallardo-Albarrán, Rural and Environmental History Group, Wageningen University.   One major line of inquiry in economic history concerns the measurement of economic development […]

Changing Times: Economics, Policies and Resource Allocation in Britain since 1951

Published by EH.Net (April 2022). Martin Chick. Changing Times: Economics, Policies and Resource Allocation in Britain since 1951. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020. xiii + 440 pp. £31.49 (paperback), ISBN 978019955277. Reviewed for EH.Net by Jim Tomlinson, Professor of Economic and Social History, University of Glasgow.   This long-awaited addition to the Oxford University Press’s […]