Freedom and Growth by S.R. Epstein
The Rise of States and Markets in Europe, 1300-1750 (Routledge Explorations in Economic History)

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In discussions on European pre-modern economic growth, the role of individual freedom and of the state has loomed large. This book examines whether different kinds of 'freedoms' (absolutist, parliamentary and republican) caused different economic outcomes, and shows the effect of different political regimes on long term development. It thus offers new answers to debates on the transition from feudalism to capitalism and on the causes of pre-industrial growth and divergence.

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S. R. Epstein is Reader in Economic History at the London School of Economics.
Published January 4, 2002 by Routledge. 248 pages
Genres: Business & Economics. Non-fiction

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