Historical Experience: The Problem of Economic ‘Take-Off’

  • Kenneth Berrill
Part of the International Economic Association Series book series (IEA)


My approach to this question is that of an economic historian, which makes me only too aware of the diversity of experience of different economies. It also makes it difficult to write a paper on such a broad subject, which I am told should not exceed five thousand words. Within such a limit there can be no question of a historical treatment, place by place and period by period. What I hope to do, therefore, is to set out two questions which I believe to be raised by the title, ‘The Problem of Economic “Take-off”’, in a form which will enable us to discuss them for part of a morning.


Industrial Revolution Historical Experience Home Market Foreign Assistance Dual Economy 
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© International Economic Association 1964

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kenneth Berrill
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  1. 1.Cambridge UniversityUK

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