Acknowledgments

We are grateful to the HOPE editor Kevin Hoover and all the reviewers of this special issue for their comments on all the contributions. This issue is the result of a workshop held in Cambridge in January 2017 and we would like to thank all the participants, especially Mary Morgan, Ha-Joon Chang, Simon Szreter, and Omar Khan, as well as Inga Huld Markan, Rosa Hodgkin, and Oliver Wright for their assistance. We would also like to express our gratitude to the institutions that supported the event, namely the Centre for Research in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CRASSH); the Centre for History and Economics; the Ellen McArthur Fund of the Faculty of History and the Humanities Research Grants Scheme at the University of Cambridge; the Economic History Society; and the Philomathia Social Sciences Research Programme.

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