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A Culture of Growth : the Origins of the Modern Economy

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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
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Subject
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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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Cataloging source
EBLCP
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Mokyr, Joel
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • 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
  • Wirtschaftsentwicklung
  • Kultur
  • Europa
Label
A Culture of Growth : the Origins of the Modern Economy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-379) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn961456572
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (418 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400882915
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 958666
  • 22573/ctt1wfhf32
  • 385f3c79-b0dd-4a5a-ba1f-af0d9aaa03ca
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)961456572
Label
A Culture of Growth : the Origins of the Modern Economy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-379) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn961456572
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (418 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400882915
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 958666
  • 22573/ctt1wfhf32
  • 385f3c79-b0dd-4a5a-ba1f-af0d9aaa03ca
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)961456572

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