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

Published: September 2007


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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