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  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, U.S.A.; New Ed edition (9 April 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0195074777
  • ISBN-13: 978-0195074772
  • Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 1.9 x 13.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 643,625 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This is an important book about the determinants of technological creativity and why the West has been successful in promoting and adopting new technology for economic progress. The Lever of Riches is a valuable book that every economist should read. (Gary D. Libecap, University of Arizona, Journal of Comparative Economics 15 (1991))

it brings together a wealth of information on the development of technology and the means of analysing it ... it is so splendidly provocative (Roger Burt, University of Exeter, Economic History Review, Aug '91)

This is an ambitious and intriguing book ... What marks it out is the sophisticated handling of the theory of techonological change, within an evolutionary theoretical paradigm ... this is an important, erudite and engrossing book, and is lifely to be one of the key works in the emerging evolutionary analysis of technological change. It is essential reading for those interested in both economic history and the development of evolutionary economics. (Geoff Hodgson, University of Cambridge)

About the Author

Joel Mokyr is Professor of Economics and History at Northwestern University, and is the author of Why Ireland Starved, The Economics of the Industrial Revolution, and other books in economic history.



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