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What was more important for the Great Enrichment? Institutions or ideas? How much did the institutions associated with the financial and commercial revolutions matter? And how much did the grand ideas associated with liberalism matter?

The WINIR Debate on the Great Enrichment, with Deirdre McCloskey (University of Illinois, United States) and Geoffrey Hodgson (Loughborough University London), moderated by Martin Andersson (Lund University, Sweden), tackled these different and important questions head on.

Summing up the spirit of the discussion, both panelists wrote up some amiable notes:

Download Deirdre McCloskey's "Amiable notes on our conversation"

Download Geoff Hodgson's "And some amiable notes from me"

The video of this debate is available on the WINIR YouTube channel.