The British Industrial Revolution is probably the most important event of the last 10,000 years. This chapter reviews some of the more recent literature on this topic. The focus is primarily on the timing and location of the Industrial Revolution. Contributing factors discussed include institutions, culture and human capital, factor prices, consumer goods and household work, female agency, finance, trade and geography.
|Title of host publication||An Economist's Guide to Economic History|
|Editors||Matthias Blum, Christopher L. Colvin|
|Place of Publication||Cham|
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 2018|