In this work I investigate the role played by Charles Babbage in the economic analysis of technological change. His contribution is quite important, since the way in which he carried out his studies anticipated themes which are the centre of economics and policymaking today. He considered the economic forces which shape technology and its change, the importance of scientific knowledge as well as the role that institutions may play. Put another way, particularly in his Reflections on the Decline of Science in England and Some of its Causes he anticipated the concept of the national system of innovation.

Charles Babbage, Technological Change and the National System of Innovation

DE LISO, Nicola
2006

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In this work I investigate the role played by Charles Babbage in the economic analysis of technological change. His contribution is quite important, since the way in which he carried out his studies anticipated themes which are the centre of economics and policymaking today. He considered the economic forces which shape technology and its change, the importance of scientific knowledge as well as the role that institutions may play. Put another way, particularly in his Reflections on the Decline of Science in England and Some of its Causes he anticipated the concept of the national system of innovation.
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