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Did Science Cause the Industrial Revolution?

Cormac Ó Gráda ()

Journal of Economic Literature, 2016, vol. 54, issue 1, 224-39

Abstract: The role of science and technology in the First Industrial Revolution is still contested. Some scholars, focusing on the textiles sector, argue that skilled and talented artisans with no scientific training were mainly responsible for the key inventions; others, with steam power in mind, hold that the links between science and the crucial inventions of the period were fundamental. Margaret Jacob has been a leading contributor to the debate for nearly four decades. The publication of her The First Knowledge Economy offers an opportunity to review the issues. ( JEL J24, L26, N13, N73, O31, O33)

JEL-codes: J24 L26 N13 N73 O31 O33 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016
Note: DOI: 10.1257/jel.54.1.224
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