Portrait of Joel Mokyr

Joel Mokyr

b. 1946

Joel Mokyr is the Robert H. Strotz Professor of Arts and Sciences and a professor of economics and history at Northwestern University and Sackler Professor (by special appointment) at the Eitan Berglas School of Economics at the University of Tel Aviv.

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He is the author of Why Ireland Starved: An Analytical and Quantitative Study of the Irish Economy (London: George Allen and Unwin, 1983), The Lever of Riches: Technological Creativity and Economic Progress (Oxford University Press, 1990), The British Industrial Revolution: An Economic Perspective (Boulder: Westview Press, 1993, 1998), and The Gifts of Athena: Historical Origins of the Knowledge Economy (Princeton University Press, 2002). His most recent book is The Enlightened Economy, published by Yale University Press and Penguin in 2009.

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