Joel Mokyr (Northwestern University)
Cultural Entrepreneurs and the Origins
of Modern Economic Growth
Friday 7th September 2012
Henry Newman Building, UCD
Joel Mokyr is Robert Strotz Professor of Economics at Northwestern, and one of the foremost economic historians of modern times. His books include Industrialization in the Low Countries, 1795-1850 (1976); Why Ireland Starved: An Analytical and Quantitative Study of Irish Poverty, 1800-1851 (1983); The Lever of Riches: Technological Creativity and Economic Progress (1993); The Gifts of Athena: Historical Origins of the Knowledge Economy (2002); and The Enlightened Economy: An Economic History of Britain 1700-1850. He is also editor-in chief of The OUP Encyclopedia of Economic History and editor of the ongoing Princeton The Princeton Economic History of the Western World.