How the World Became Rich — Book Panel

On this episode of the Hayek Program Podcast, we listen to a book panel discussion of Mark Koyama and Jared Rubin's book, How the World Became Rich, in which they dive into the many theories of why modern economic growth happened when and where it did. They tackle recently advanced theories rooted in geography, politics, culture, demography, and colonialism as they show that the past can provide a guide for how countries can escape poverty. Peter Boettke moderates as they are joined on the panel by commentators:

  • Lisa Blaydes, Professor of Political Science at Stanford University
  • Nathan Nunn, Frederic E. Abbe Professor of Economics at Harvard University
  • Joel Mokyr, Robert H. Strotz Professor at Northwestern University

About Hayek Program Podcast

The Hayek Program Podcast includes audio from lectures, interviews, and discussions of scholars and visitors from the F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.