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Institutions and the Beginnings of Economic Growth in Eighteenth-Century Britain

In: Institutional and Social Dynamics of Growth and Distribution

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Institutional and Social Dynamics of Growth and Distribution presents a set of original contributions to the much-debated issues of long-run economic growth in relation to institutional and social progress.

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  • Joel Mokyr, 2010. "Institutions and the Beginnings of Economic Growth in Eighteenth-Century Britain," Chapters, in: Neri Salvadori (ed.), Institutional and Social Dynamics of Growth and Distribution, chapter 1, Edward Elgar Publishing.
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