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Thinking about the Industrial Revolution

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  • John Komlos

    () (The Institute of Economic History, Department of Economics, University of Munich)

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Argues that the Industrial Revolution is best conceptualized as having grown out of a process that began millennia earlier, and became possible only when the European populations were able to escape from the Malthusian trap which constrained their growth in prior centuries.

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  • John Komlos, "undated". "Thinking about the Industrial Revolution," Articles by John Komlos 30, Department of Economics, University of Munich.
  • Handle: RePEc:ehb:komart:30
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    1. Hernando Zuleta, 2008. "Seasons, savings and GDP," DOCUMENTOS DE TRABAJO 004592, UNIVERSIDAD DEL ROSARIO.

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    Keywords

    Industrial Revolution; Malthusian Trap;

    JEL classification:

    • J11 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Demographic Trends, Macroeconomic Effects, and Forecasts
    • N33 - Economic History - - Labor and Consumers, Demography, Education, Health, Welfare, Income, Wealth, Religion, and Philanthropy - - - Europe: Pre-1913

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