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Unformatted text preview: 5/10/10 European Economic Hist or y April 5, 2010 C. Shiue 5/10/10 Why Br itain, why not Why did the first breakthrough to a moder n industr ial syst em happen in West er n Europe, specifically Br itain, Could the timing and pace of French industr ialization could ever have proceeded along English lines? France was arguably at the time 5/10/10 Review of the literature Allen Mokyr OBr ien: makes the case that French development was predeter mined by geography and feudal proper ty r ights, which limit ed pot ential for France t o industr ialize first. 5/10/10 Cont OBr ien t ells a st or y of path- dependence in which political and legal environment inher it ed from the 11th and 12th c. continue to constrain str uctural change several hundreds of years lat er. Natural endowments add t o these constraints. 5/10/10 Bilateral Compar ison F r ance Geography Ar id and acidic soil, less diversity in fodder crops Higher population density suggest ed...
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2010 for the course ECON 4514 taught by Professor Shuie during the Spring '08 term at Colorado.

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