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Discipline name H-index Citations Publications World Ranking National Ranking
Economics and Finance D-index 43 Citations 11,663 127 World Ranking 969 National Ranking 609

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Awards & Achievements

2018 - Distinguished Fellow of the American Economic Association

2015 - International Balzan Prize

2011 - Fellows of the Econometric Society

2001 - Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences

1996 - Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

1980 - Fellow of John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation

Overview

What is he best known for?

The fields of study he is best known for:

  • Law
  • Capitalism
  • China

His primary scientific interests are in Industrial Revolution, Economy, Technological change, Economic history and Politics. His Industrial Revolution research is multidisciplinary, relying on both Enlightenment, Political economy, Information revolution and Cliometrics. Joel Mokyr focuses mostly in the field of Economy, narrowing it down to matters related to Natural philosophy and, in some cases, Public finance.

His Technological change study incorporates themes from Economic growth and Economic geography. The various areas that he examines in his Economic history study include Classical antiquity, Creativity, Encyclopedia and China. Joel Mokyr has included themes like Tertiary sector of the economy, Misrepresentation, Exhibition and Age of Enlightenment in his Politics study.

His most cited work include:

  • The Lever of Riches: Technological Creativity and Economic Progress (1808 citations)
  • The Gifts of Athena: Historical Origins of the Knowledge Economy (1001 citations)
  • The Enlightened Economy: An Economic History of Britain 1700-1850 (356 citations)

What are the main themes of his work throughout his whole career to date?

His main research concerns Economic history, Industrial Revolution, Economy, Technological change and Political economy. His study ties his expertise on Politics together with the subject of Economic history. In his research, Early modern Europe is intimately related to Enlightenment, which falls under the overarching field of Industrial Revolution.

His multidisciplinary approach integrates Economy and Irish in his work. His work deals with themes such as Economic growth, Economic system and Apprenticeship, which intersect with Technological change. His research brings together the fields of Incentive and Political economy.

He most often published in these fields:

  • Economic history (27.00%)
  • Industrial Revolution (28.78%)
  • Economy (18.10%)

What were the highlights of his more recent work (between 2015-2020)?

  • Industrial Revolution (28.78%)
  • Economic history (27.00%)
  • Enlightenment (10.68%)

In recent papers he was focusing on the following fields of study:

Joel Mokyr spends much of his time researching Industrial Revolution, Economic history, Enlightenment, Technological change and Sociocultural evolution. His work carried out in the field of Industrial Revolution brings together such families of science as Industrialisation, Market economy, Art history, Economy and Apprenticeship. His Economic history research integrates issues from Economic stagnation, Recorded history and Power.

His research integrates issues of Economic growth, China, Political economy and Early modern Europe in his study of Enlightenment. His studies in Technological change integrate themes in fields like Engineering ethics and Human capital. His Sociocultural evolution research incorporates elements of Epistemology, History of science and technology, Prosperity, Republic of Letters and Politics.

Between 2015 and 2020, his most popular works were:

  • A Culture of Growth: The Origins of the Modern Economy (119 citations)
  • Editor’s Introduction: The New Economic History and the Industrial Revolution (87 citations)
  • The Gifts of Athena (40 citations)

In his most recent research, the most cited papers focused on:

  • Law
  • Capitalism
  • China

Joel Mokyr mainly investigates Industrial Revolution, Economic history, Economy, Technological change and Enlightenment. Joel Mokyr combines subjects such as Institution, Cliometrics and Apprenticeship with his study of Industrial Revolution. His Economic history research includes elements of Economic stagnation, World economy and Recorded history.

His research in Economy focuses on subjects like Early modern Europe, which are connected to Political economy, Public finance, Incentive, The Republic and Politics. His study connects Tacit knowledge and Technological change. His study in Enlightenment is interdisciplinary in nature, drawing from both Economic growth, Social constructionism and State.

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Best Publications

The Lever of Riches: Technological Creativity and Economic Progress

Joel Mokyr.
(1990)

2920 Citations

The Gifts of Athena: Historical Origins of the Knowledge Economy

Joel Mokyr.
(2002)

1572 Citations

The Lever of Riches: Technological Creativity and Economic Progress

Daniel R. Headrick;Joel Mokyr.
Technology and Culture (1991)

1265 Citations

The history of technological anxiety and the future of economic growth: Is this time different?

Joel Mokyr;Chris Vickers;Nicolas L. Ziebarth.
Journal of Economic Perspectives (2015)

542 Citations

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

Joel Mokyr.
(2010)

538 Citations

In defence of generalized Darwinism

Howard E. Aldrich;Geoffrey M. Hodgson;David L. Hull;Thorbjørn Knudsen.
Journal of Evolutionary Economics (2008)

389 Citations

The British Industrial Revolution: An Economic Perspective

Joel Mokyr.
(1993)

342 Citations

A Culture of Growth: The Origins of the Modern Economy

Joel Mokyr.
(2016)

264 Citations

LONG-TERM ECONOMIC GROWTH AND THE HISTORY OF TECHNOLOGY

Joel Mokyr.
Research Papers in Economics (2005)

251 Citations

The Intellectual Origins of Modern Economic Growth

Joel Mokyr.
The Journal of Economic History (2005)

244 Citations

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