I am currently a post-doctoral research associate at Brown University's Political Theory Project, writing a book on why innovation accelerated in the eighteenth century in Britain, which in turn led to the Industrial Revolution. (You can read a summary of the book's argument here). My work emphasises how innovation is a practice that spreads from person to person. I argue that people became innovators because they adopted an improving mentality - and that Britain experienced an acceleration of innovation because its innovators were committed to evangelising that mentality further. I received my PhD in Political Economy in 2016 from King's College London. I blog about the history of innovation (here).
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The Relevance of Skills to Innovation during the British Industrial Revolution, 1547-1851 (working paper)