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Epilogue

Epilogue  

Robert C. Allen

in Global Economic History: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191778087
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10.1093/actrade/9780199596652.003.0010
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China is on course to catch up with the West, but what of Africa, Latin America, and the rest of Asia? Income per head in the rich countries grows at about 2% per year, so countries must ... More
2. The rise of the West

2. The rise of the West  

Robert C. Allen

in Global Economic History: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191778087
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10.1093/actrade/9780199596652.003.0002
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Why has the world become increasingly unequal? ‘The rise of the West’ looks at how geography, institutions, culture, technological change, globalization, and economic policy have played a ... More
4. The ascent of the rich

4. The ascent of the rich  

Robert C. Allen

in Global Economic History: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191778087
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10.1093/actrade/9780199596652.003.0004
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‘The ascent of the rich’ shows how the rich countries got richer. Between 1815 and 1870, the Industrial Revolution spread from Britain to Western Europe and North America. Innovation and ... More
2. Motivation and incentives

2. Motivation and incentives  

Michelle Baddeley

in Behavioural Economics: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2017
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Jan 2017
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9780191816475
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10.1093/actrade/9780198754992.003.0002
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Incentives are the fundamental driver in economic analysis. Money is often the main incentive, but a complex range of other socio-economic and psychological factors also drive our ... More
4. Quick thinking

4. Quick thinking  

Michelle Baddeley

in Behavioural Economics: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2017
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Jan 2017
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9780191816475
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10.1093/actrade/9780198754992.003.0004
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9780198754992
Deciding quickly is difficult when we face information and choice overload so in much of our everyday decision-making we use quick rules. ‘Quick thinking’ explores some of these ... More
Global Economic History: A Very Short Introduction

Global Economic History: A Very Short Introduction  

Robert C. Allen

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Sep 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191778087
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10.1093/actrade/9780199596652.001.0001
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Global Economic History: A Very Short Introduction considers the wealth and economic history of countries worldwide. Why are some countries rich and others poor? The various ... More
8. ‘The Ringing Grooves of Change’

8. ‘The Ringing Grooves of Change’  

Christopher Harvie and H. C. G. Matthew

in Nineteenth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776533
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853981.003.0008
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‘The Ringing Grooves of Change’ examines the impact of the railways in a decade of industrial depression. Overcapitalization in industry, foreign competition, and lower returns on ... More
13. The Masses and the Classes: The Urban Worker

13. The Masses and the Classes: The Urban Worker  

Christopher Harvie and H. C. G. Matthew

in Nineteenth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776533
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853981.003.0013
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‘The Masses and the Classes: The Urban Worker’ examines the condition of the working classes. The working classes enjoyed relative prosperity in the 1870s and 1880s, due to rising real ... More
3. Harlem: City of dreams

3. Harlem: City of dreams  

Cheryl A. Wall

in The Harlem Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2016
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Jul 2016
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9780190605544
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10.1093/actrade/9780199335558.003.0003
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Harlem was the dream capital of black America. In letters home, recent arrivals boasted of the great housing, good jobs, schools, and churches. Substandard housing in Harlem was better than ... More
6. The Americas

6. The Americas  

Robert C. Allen

in Global Economic History: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2011
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Sep 2013
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‘The Americas’ illustrates the different development trajectories of North and South America that run back to the colonial period and are rooted in geography and demography. The ... More
7. Africa

7. Africa  

Robert C. Allen

in Global Economic History: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191778087
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10.1093/actrade/9780199596652.003.0007
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African poverty is not new. Sub-Saharan Africa was the poorest region of the world in 1500, and it remains so despite the increase in income per head that has occurred. ‘Africa’ aims to ... More
1. The great divergence

1. The great divergence  

Robert C. Allen

in Global Economic History: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191778087
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10.1093/actrade/9780199596652.003.0001
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9780199596652
‘The great divergence’ considers gross domestic product (GDP) and standards in living to show the prosperity gap between rich and poor countries. The present division between rich and poor ... More
5. Making and working

5. Making and working  

Christopher J. Berry

in Adam Smith: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2018
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Oct 2018
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9780191826962
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10.1093/actrade/9780198784456.003.0005
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9780198784456
‘Making and working’ describes the organization of the Wealth of Nations, which provides an account of economic growth or development that also accounts for the increase in social and ... More
3. The Industrial Revolution

3. The Industrial Revolution  

Robert C. Allen

in Global Economic History: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191778087
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10.1093/actrade/9780199596652.003.0003
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9780199596652
‘The Industrial Revolution’ shows that the period from 1760 to 1850 was a turning point in world history, for it inaugurated the era of sustained economic growth. Technological change was ... More

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