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The Power of Ideas
Joel Mokyr on the intellectual origins of the Industrial Revolution and modern economic growth
An interview with introduction by Brian Snowdon
Volume 8, Number 3, 2007
, pages 53 - 110
Joel Mokyr is one of the world’s leading economic historians, known internationally for his numerous publications on the history of technology and the Industrial Revolution. He has also written extensively on demographic issues and Irish economic history. In this interview, Professor Mokyr discusses with Brian Snowdon (who provides a background introduction to set the interview in context), a wide range of issues relating to economics, economic history, technology, the Industrial Revolution, and the influence of the ‘Industrial Enlightenment’.
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