The Enlightened Economy: An Economic History of Britain, 1700-1850

Jun 09, 2008Jun 12, 2008

The Mercatus Center welcomed Northwestern University Professor Joel Mokyr for a discussion of his manuscript, The Enlightened Economy: An Economic History of Britain, 1700-1850.  The book discusses how the Enlightenment influenced social, political, economic, and scientific elites and how this influence contributed to the institutional changes that allowed Britain to move to the forefront of economic powers by 1850.  Leading scholars from the field of economic history contributed to a discussion of the book, with all the participants agreeing that Professor Mokyr's work will become the new standard reference on the subject.

Social Change Project Manuscript Workshops provide constructive criticism for academic works in progress that contribute to the Social Change Project’s goals of understanding the nature of institutional change and prosperity.

In the past such conferences have been held to aid in the development of manuscripts by Douglass North, Avner GreifDeirdre McCloskey, and many others in the Mercatus Center's Network of Scholars

For more information about Mercatus Center Manuscript Workshops, please contact Stan Tsirulnikov.