Davis Kedrosky is a writer, student, and researcher at the University of California, Berkeley. He is interested in the economic history of early modern Europe and publishes the newsletter Great Transformations: Writings and Research in Economic History.
Interviews with Davis Kedrosky
The European Miracle: Environments, Economies and Geopolitics in the History of Europe and Asia
by E L Jones
The Great Divergence: China, Europe, and the Making of the Modern World Economy
by Kenneth Pomeranz
The Lever of Riches: Technological Creativity and Economic Progress
by Joel Mokyr
Guns, Germs and Steel
by Jared Diamond
How the World Became Rich: The Historical Origins of Economic Growth
by Jared Rubin & Mark Koyama
After a slow start, why did northwest Europe move ahead of the rest of the world in the early modern period and establish an economic dominance whose effects are felt to this day? Davis Kedrosky, a student at Berkeley and publisher of the economic history newsletter, Great Transformations, introduces ‘the Great Divergence’ and suggests some books that get to the heart of the question.