Quantitative History Webinar Series

    The Journey of Humanity: The Origin of Wealth and Inequality

    2022-10-20 09:00:002022-10-20 10:30:00Asia/Hong_KongThe Journey of Humanity: The Origin of Wealth and Inequality

    Quantitative History Webinar Series

    The Journey of Humanity: The Origin of Wealth and Inequality

    Professor Oded Galor
    (Brown University)

    Date/Time: October 20, 2022, 9:00 pm (HK time)
    Language: English
    Venue: Conducted via Zoom
    Enquiry: (Email) cqhmail@hku.hk

      2022-10-20 09:00:002022-10-20 10:30:00Asia/Hong_KongThe Journey of Humanity: The Origin of Wealth and Inequality

      Quantitative History Webinar Series

      The Journey of Humanity: The Origin of Wealth and Inequality

      Professor Oded Galor
      (Brown University)

      Date/Time: October 20, 2022, 9:00 pm (HK time)
      Language: English
      Venue: Conducted via Zoom
      Enquiry: (Email) cqhmail@hku.hk

        Overview

        Title:

        The Journey of Humanity: The Origin of Wealth and Inequality 

        Speaker:

        Professor Oded Galor (Brown University)

        Date/Time:

        October 20, 2022, 9:00 am (HK time)

        Language:

        English

        Title:

        The Journey of Humanity: The Origin of Wealth and Inequality 

        Speaker:

        Professor Oded Galor (Brown University)

        Date/Time:

        October 20, 2022, 9:00 am (HK time)

        Language:

        English

        Enquiry:

        Abstract

        What are the keys to human progress? In the last two hundred years, stunning advances in health, wealth and lifespan have fundamentally transformed the experience of being human, at least for some. But this was no accident of history. In this Quantitative History Webinar, Oded Galor of Brown University will talk about his latest book The Journey of Humanity: The Origins of Wealth and Inequality (published in 30 languages), taking us through a captivating journey from the dawn of human existence to the present. Join us online as we reframe our understanding of human history for answers.

        Drawing on a lifetime's investigation, Oded Galor identifies the universal forces behind this change, and so unlocks the mystery of human development. Galor’s breakthrough vision upends many assumptions. The game-changing revolution of recent centuries was not industrialisation but mass education; not the era of child labour but the end of it. New technology can enhance living standards - but it has done so only by reducing family size and spurring greater gender equality. Meanwhile, differing levels of diversity, stemming from patterns of human migration tens of thousands of years ago, have been as powerful in determining the fate of nations as colonialism or geography.

        Organizer

        This event is co-organized by the International Society for Quantitative History, HKU Business School, and Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences.

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