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Title A Culture of Growth : the Origins of the Modern Economy.
Author Mokyr, Joel.
Publication Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2016.
Description 1 online resource (418 pages).
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Series The Graz Schumpeter lectures
Graz Schumpeter lectures.
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments ; Preface ; Part I: Evolution, Culture, and Economic History ; Chapter 1: Culture and Economics ; Chapter 2: Nature and Technology ; Chapter 3: Cultural Evolution and Economics ; Chapter 4: Choice-based Cultural Evolution.
Chapter 5: Biases in Cultural Evolution Part II: Cultural Entrepreneurs and Economic Change, 1500-1700 ; Chapter 6: Cultural Entrepreneurs and Choice-based Cultural Evolution ; Chapter 7: Francis Bacon, Cultural Entrepreneur ; Chapter 8: Isaac Newton, Cultural Entrepreneur.
Part III: Innovation, Competition, and Pluralism in Europe, 1500-1700 Chapter 9: Cultural Choice in Action: Human Capital and Religion ; Chapter 10: Cultural Change and the Growth of Useful Knowledge, 1500-1700; Chapter 11: Fragmentation, Competition, and Cultural Change ; Chapter 12: Competition and the Republic of Letters.
Part IV: Prelude to the Enlightenment Chapter 13: Puritanism and British Exceptionalism ; Chapter 14: A Culture of Progress ; Chapter 15: The Enlightenment and Economic Change ; Part V: Cultural Change in the East and West ; Chapter 16: China and Europe.
Chapter 17: China and the Enlightenment Epilogue: Useful Knowledge and Economic Growth ; References ; Index.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-379) and index.
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.
Note Print version record.
Subject Economic development.
Economic history.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Economic History.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Development -- Economic Development.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Economic Conditions.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Economics -- General.
HISTORY -- Europe -- General.
Economic development. (OCoLC)fst00901785
Economic history. (OCoLC)fst00901974
Genre Electronic books.
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc., distributor.
Related To Print version: Mokyr, Joel. A Culture of Growth : The Origins of the Modern Economy. Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2016 9780691168883
ISBN 9781400882915 (electronic bk.)
1400882915 (electronic bk.)

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