The Roots of Progress

How the World Became Rich

The Historical Origins of Economic Growth

Mark Koyama & Jared Rubin

A book-length academic literature review of economics and economic history work on the key question of what caused the Great Enrichment, why some countries have caught up to the West, and why others have not. Joel Mokyr and Davis Kedrosky have good reviews.

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