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Dr Sean Bottomley

Assistant Professor

Department: Newcastle Business School

Sean Bottomley

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Institutional change and property rights before the Industrial Revolution: the case of the English Court of Wards and Liveries, 1540-1660, Bottomley, S. 1 Mar 2023, In: Journal of Economic History
  • Did James Watt's patent(s) really delay the industrial revolution?, Bottomley, S. 7 Oct 2021, The battle over patents, Oxford, Oxford University Press
  • Inventing Ideas: Patents, Prizes, and the Knowledge Economy. By B. Zorina Khan. New York: Oxford University Press, 2020. Pp. 478. $99.00, hardcover; $17.49, Kindle., Bottomley, S. 1 Mar 2021, In: Journal of Economic History
  • Technology in the Industrial Revolution: New York: Cambridge University Press, 2020. Pp. xii, 225., Bottomley, S. 9 Nov 2021, In: The American Historical Review
  • The traditional burdens for final injunctions in patent cases c.1789 and some modern implications, Bottomley, S., Gómez-Arostegui, T. 2020, In: Case Western Law Review
  • Economic History as Legal History: A comment on economic history in the Oxford Handbook on Legal History, Barnes, V., Bottomley, S., Küsters, A. 2019, In: Rechtsgeschichte
  • John Willinsky, The Intellectual Properties of Learning: A Prehistory from Saint Jerome to John Locke. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 2017. Pp. xiv, 368. $40. ISBN: 978-0-226-48792-2, Bottomley, S. Oct 2019, In: Speculum
  • Mokyr, Joel, A culture of growth: the origins of the modern economy (Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2017. Pp. xiv+403. ISBN 9780691168883 Hbk. £27.95/$35), Bottomley, S. Nov 2019, In: Economic History Review
  • Patents, invention and democracy in Britain and the United States to 1852, Bottomley, S. 5 Jun 2019, In: Jahrbuch fur Wirtschaftsgeschichte

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Oral presentation: The adoption of steam power during the industrial revolution, 1800-1870. An empirical re-assessment 2022
  • Invited talk: Property rights and corruption in feudal England 2021
  • Invited talk: Institutional change and property rights: the case of the English Court of Wards, 1540-1660 2019
  • Invited talk: Patents and the first industrial revolution in Britain, France, and the United States 2018
  • Invited talk: Did James Watt's Patent(s) Really Delay the Industrial Revolution? 2018
  • Invited talk: Institutional change and property rights: the case of the English Court of Wards, 1540-1660 2018
  • Invited talk: The British patent system during the Industrial Revolution: A reassessment 2017
  • Invited talk: The Watt controversy: Did James Watt's patent(s) delay the development of the high-pressure steam engine and the industrial revolution? 2017

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