Lecture: “A Culture of Growth: Origins of the Modern Economy,” by Joel Mokyr

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Dec 04, 2014


7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


UCLA Law School Building, Room 1457
385 Charles E Young Drive
Los Angeles

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UCLA Law School Building, Room 1457

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As a continuation of our Commercial Republic Project Joel Mokyr of Northwestern University will give a lecture on the development of the modern economy.


Joel Mokyr will then join us the following Saturday, December 6th, for a seminar on cultural evolution and economic growth.

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Joel Mokyr is a renowned economic historian. He has worked as the editor in chief of the Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History, and has published numerous works, including:


  • The Lever of Riches: Technological Creativity and Economic Progress
  • The Enlightened Economy: An Economic History of Britain 1700–1850
  • The Gifts of Athena: Historical Origins of the Knowledge Economy


and many others. He is currently the Robert H. Strotz Professor of Arts and Sciences at Northwestern University.


This event is free and open to the public; no reservations are required. Snacks and beverages will be served.


The Commercial Republic Project is made possible in partnership with the Jack Miller Center and through the support of a grant from the John Templeton Foundation.