Book notes: The wealth of a nation, by George Hodgson

A deep dive into the economic and institutional transformations that supported the rise of English capitalism

Wealth of a Nation by George Hodgson

George Hodgson, The wealth of a nation: institutional foundations of English capitalism, Princeton University Press, 2023, 304 pages

Geoffrey Hodgson critically examines the role of legal and financial institutions in the 17th and 18th centuries, particularly how they underpinned the dramatic economic changes leading to and during the Industrial Revolution.

Hodgson challenges traditional narratives that emphasise technology or cultural factors alone, pointing out the crucial role of war and

Only users who have a paid subscription or are part of a corporate subscription are able to print or copy content.

To access these options, along with all other subscription benefits, please contact or view our subscription options here:

You are currently unable to copy this content. Please contact to find out more.

Sorry, our subscription options are not loading right now

Please try again later. Get in touch with our customer services team if this issue persists.

New to Central Banking? View our subscription options

Register for Central Banking

All fields are mandatory unless otherwise highlighted

This address will be used to create your account

Most read articles loading...

You need to sign in to use this feature. If you don’t have a Central Banking account, please register for a trial.

Sign in
You are currently on corporate access.

To use this feature you will need an individual account. If you have one already please sign in.

Sign in.

Alternatively you can request an individual account