Chemical Industries after 1850
By Johann Peter Murmann
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Description: This essay covers the development of the chemical industry from 1850 to 2000 in 4500 words. It is meant to give a concise overview of the economics signifance, the key innovations, the market structures, the environmental impact of the chemical industry. For a more detailed account of the chemical industry, read "Chemicals and Long-Term Economic Growth" edited by Ashish Arora, Ralph Landau and Nathan Rosenberg.