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The History of Material Well-Being

The History of Human Longevity

Growth that Makes Us Richer and Growth that Doesn’t

Malthus on Population and Human Welfare

Civilization and Disease

Property Rights and Growth


The End of Feudalism

The Emergence of European States

Why was Science Successful in Europe?

Science and Society in China and the Islamic World

Why Were the Americas So Underdeveloped when Europeans Reached Them?

The Foundations of the Scientific Revolution

Reining In the Kings

Economic Ideology and the Glorious Revolution

The Enlightenment in Britain and France

A History of Religious Toleration

Britain in the Early Eighteenth Century

The Industrial Revolution

The Steam Engine

The Scientific Revolution, the Enlightenment, and the Industrial Revolution

Why Did the Industrial Revolution Happen in Britain in the Eighteenth Century?

The Nineteenth-Century Rules for Growth

The Second Industrial Revolution

The Division of the World

More on the Division of the World

How Modern Science Came to China

The Transformation of Japan after the Meiji Restoration

One Hundred and Fifty Years of American Growth

Why Nations Fail: Extractive and Inclusive Institutions

Why Nations Fail: Theory is Tidy, History is Messy

Democracy’s Dilemma

Property and Property Rights: A History

Socialism in the Nineteenth Century

The Holodomor and Mao’s Famine

The Modern Decline in Extreme Poverty

Chinese Politics in the Time of Deng Xiaoping

The Chinese Economy after Mao