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The Journey of Humanity by Oded Galor
Mar 22, 2022 | ISBN 9780593185995

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Praise for The Journey of Humanity
“This deeply argued book brilliantly weaves the threads of global economic history – technology, demography, culture, trade, colonialism, geography, institutions – to deconstruct the rich tapestry that is the modern world. A tour de force!”—Dani Rodrik, Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, and author of Straight Talk on Trade

“A magisterial account of the evolution of human civilization from its prehistoric origins into the present day. The Journey of Humanity is beautifully written, in elegant and accessible prose. It’s a page-turner, a suspense-filled thriller full of surprises, mind-bending  puzzles and profound insights!”—Glenn C. Loury, Merton P. Stoltz Professor of the Social Sciences, Brown University, and author of The Anatomy of Racial Inequality

“Not only a succinct, unified theory of economic growth since modern humans evolved, but also an engaging and optimistic answer to anyone who thinks that poverty and inequality will always be with usIan Morris, Stanford University’s Jean and Rebecca Willard Professor in Classics, and author of The Measure of Civilization

“Big ideas worth attention.”Kirkus

“In lucid, accessible prose, Galor ingeniously traces obscure influences over centuries…This engrossing history reveals that subtle causes can have astounding effects.”Publishers Weekly

Praise for Oded Galor and his Unified Growth Theory
“Galor’s project is breathtakingly ambitious. He proposes a fairly simple, intensely human-capital-oriented model that will accommodate the millennia of Malthusian near-stagnation, the Industrial Revolution and its aftermath of rapid growth, the accompanying demographic transition, and the emergence of modern human-capital-based growth. And the model is supposed to generate endogenously the transitions from one era to the next. The resulting book is a powerful mixture of fact, theory and interpretation.”—Robert Solow, Nobel laureate in economics  

“Big Science at its best. It grapples with some of the broadest questions in social science, integrating state-of-the-art economic theory with a rich exploration of a wide range of empirical evidence. Galor’s erudition and creativity are remarkable, and the ideas embodied in this book will have a lasting effect on economics.” —Steven N. Durlauf, Steans Professor in Educational Policy, University of Chicago, and editor, Journal of Economic Literature

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