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[Excerpt] This book contains a collection of papers on the causes and impact of the Industrial Revolution in Britain. The authors are, with perhaps one exception, practitioners of the New Economic History, which relies on economic theory and statistical testing of hypotheses. The papers cover three topics: the causes of the Industrial Revolution; the role of agriculture; and the impact of industrialization on the standard of living of British workers.


Boyer, G. R. (1986). [Review of the book The economics of the Industrial Revolution] [Electronic version]. Industrial and Labor Relations Review 39(4), 604.

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