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Innovation and productivity advances in British agriculture: 1620–1850
SOUTHERN ECONOMIC JOURNAL (2013)
  • James B Ang, Nanyang Technological University
Abstract
Theory, historiography, and empirical evidence suggest that agriculture is the key to economic development. This article examines the extent to which productivity advances in British agriculture during the period 1620–1850 were driven by technological progress. Measuring technology by patents and new book titles on agricultural methods, the results are consistent with endogenous growth theory, indicating that technological progress has played a significant role in agricultural productivity advances.
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Publication Date
2013
Citation Information
James B Ang. "Innovation and productivity advances in British agriculture: 1620–1850" SOUTHERN ECONOMIC JOURNAL (2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/james_ang/34/