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A culture of growth : the origins of the modern economy, Joel Mokyr

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A culture of growth : the origins of the modern economy
Title
A culture of growth
Title remainder
the origins of the modern economy
Statement of responsibility
Joel Mokyr
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Language
eng
Summary
During the late eighteenth century, innovations in Europe triggered the Industrial Revolution and the sustained economic progress that spread across the globe. While much has been made of the details of the Industrial Revolution, what remains a mystery is why it took place at all. Why did this revolution begin in the West and not elsewhere, and why did it continue, leading to today's unprecedented prosperity? In this groundbreaking book, celebrated economic historian Joel Mokyr argues that a culture of growth specific to early modern Europe and the European Enlightenment laid the foundations for the scientific advances and pioneering inventions that would instigate explosive technological and economic development. Bringing together economics, the history of science and technology, and models of cultural evolution, Mokyr demonstrates that culture--the beliefs, values, and preferences in society that are capable of changing behavior--was a deciding factor in societal transformations
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Mokyr, Joel
Dewey number
330
Index
index present
LC call number
HD75
LC item number
.M65 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Graz Schumpeter lectures
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  • Economic development
  • Economic history
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • HISTORY
  • Economic development
  • Economic history
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A culture of growth : the origins of the modern economy, Joel Mokyr
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [343]-379) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Evolution, culture, and economic history. Culture and economics ; Nature and technology ; Cultural evolution and economics ; Choice-based cultural evolution ; Biases in cultural evolution -- Cultural entrepreneurs and economic change, 1500-1700. Cultural entrepreneurs and choice-based cultural evolution ; Francis Bacon cultural entrepreneur ; Isaac Newton, cultural entrepreneur -- Innovation, competition, and pluralism in Europe, 1500-1700. Cultural choice in action : human capital and religion ; Cultural change and the growth of useful knowledge, 1500-1700 ; Fragmentation, competition, and cultural change ; Competition and the republic of letters -- Prelude to the Enlightenment. Puritanism and British exceptionalism ; A culture of progress ; The Enlightenment and economic change -- Cultural change in the East and West. China and Europe ; China and the Enlightenment ; Useful knowledge and economic growth
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 403 pages
Isbn
9780691168883
Lccn
2015045838
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocn944469144
  • (OCoLC)944469144
Label
A culture of growth : the origins of the modern economy, Joel Mokyr
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [343]-379) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Evolution, culture, and economic history. Culture and economics ; Nature and technology ; Cultural evolution and economics ; Choice-based cultural evolution ; Biases in cultural evolution -- Cultural entrepreneurs and economic change, 1500-1700. Cultural entrepreneurs and choice-based cultural evolution ; Francis Bacon cultural entrepreneur ; Isaac Newton, cultural entrepreneur -- Innovation, competition, and pluralism in Europe, 1500-1700. Cultural choice in action : human capital and religion ; Cultural change and the growth of useful knowledge, 1500-1700 ; Fragmentation, competition, and cultural change ; Competition and the republic of letters -- Prelude to the Enlightenment. Puritanism and British exceptionalism ; A culture of progress ; The Enlightenment and economic change -- Cultural change in the East and West. China and Europe ; China and the Enlightenment ; Useful knowledge and economic growth
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 403 pages
Isbn
9780691168883
Lccn
2015045838
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocn944469144
  • (OCoLC)944469144

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