Economics

Colonialism’s Overstated Contribution to the Industrial Revolution


SUGGESTED

Economics

Kristian Niemietz writes for The Express

Economics

IEA research featured in The Evening Standard & The Mirror

IEA research featured in The Independent

New research by IEA Editorial Director Kristian Niemietz, which argued that colonialism and slavery made relatively small contributions to the UK’s economic success, has been quoted in The Independent.

The article said:

“Dr Niemietz has argued that colonialism made only a ‘minor contribution’ to Britain’s economic development, ‘and quite possibly none at all’, with the benefits outweighed by the military and administrative cost of running an empire.”

Read the full article here.

Read a copy of Imperial Measurement: A Cost–Benefit Analysis of Western Colonialism.



SIGN UP FOR IEA EMAILS