NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Trade, Knowledge, and the Industrial Revolution

Kevin H. O'Rourke, Ahmed S. Rahman, Alan M. Taylor

NBER Working Paper No. 13057
Issued in April 2007

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We acknowledge funding from the European Community's Sixth Framework Programme through its Marie Curie Research Training Network programme, contract numbers MRTN-CT-2004-512439 and HPRN-CT-2002-00236. We also thank the Center for the Evolution of the Global Economy at the University of California, Davis, for financial support. Some of the work on the project was undertaken while O'Rourke was a Government of Ireland Senior Research Fellow and while Taylor was a Guggenheim Fellow; we thank the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation for their generous support. For their helpful criticisms and suggestions we thank Gregory Clark, Oded Galor, Philippe Martin, Joel Mokyr, Andrew Mountford, Joachim Voth, and participants in workshops at Royal Holloway; LSE; Carlos III; University College, Galway; and Paris School of Economics; in the CEPR conferences "Europe's Growth and Development Experience" held at the University of Warwick, 28-30 October 2005, "Trade, Industrialisation and Development" held at Villa Il Poggiale, San Casciano Val di Pesa (Florence), 27-29 January 2006, and "Economic Growth in the Extremely Long Run" held at the European University Institute, 27 June-1 July, 2006; at the NBER International Trade and Investment program meeting, held at NBER, Palo Alto, Calif., 1-2 December 2006; and at the NBER Evolution of the Global Economy workshop, held at NBER, Cambridge, Mass., 2 March 2007. The latter workshop was supported by NSF grant OISE 05-36900 administered by the NBER. All errors are ours. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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