Mercredi, 21.06.2023 — 19:00
neimënster, 28 Rue Münster, Luxembourg-Grund
Conférence et discussion
Oded Galor: The Journey of Humanity
A New History of Wealth and Inequality with Implications for Our Future
"Breathtaking. A new Sapiens!” L’Express
presentation: Alexander Hagelüken (SZ)
In English Free entrance in cooperation with IFEN

A wildly ambitious attempt to do for economics what Newton, Darwin or Einstein did for their fields: develop a theory that explains almost everything ... an inspiring, readable, jargon-free and almost impossibly erudite masterwork, the boldest possible attempt to write the economic history of humanity.

New Statesman

This breakthrough scientific masterwork - and international bestseller - reveals the underlying forces that have shaped human history and will secure our future...

The stunning advances that have transformed human experience in recent centuries are no accident of history - they are the result of universal and timeless forces, operating since the dawn of our species. Drawing on a lifetime's scientific investigation, Oded Galor's ground-breaking new vision overturns a host of long-held assumptions.

Oded Galor is Professor of economics at Brown University and the founder of Unified Growth Theory, which seeks to uncover the fundamental causes of development, prosperity, and inequality across the span of human history. more

Alexander Hagelüken studied economics in Munich. Since 2015 he has been executive editor for economic policy at the Süddeutsche Zeitung (SZ). Previously, he was head of the financial section of the SZ, European correspondent in Brussels, parliamentary correspondent in Bonn and Berlin. He has received numerous awards for his journalistic work. He published the books Das Ende des Geldes (2020)Lasst uns länger arbeiten (2019) and Das gespaltene Land (2017).

The event is recognised as a training course by IFEN. More information

Interview with Oded Galor, RTL Luxembourg, De Journal, 28.06.2023

Commentaires de presse
"Unparalleled in its scope and ambition…All readers will learn something."
The Washington Post
"A large-scale survey of human history... The heart of the matter is why some countries grow and some don't... Perhaps growth-mad Liz Truss should have read it. You certainly should."
The Times, Best philosophy and ideas books of 2022
"There will be inevitable comparisons with Yuval Noah Harari's Sapiens ... If you need an evidence-based antidote to doomscrolling, here it is."
The Guardian
"A masterful sweep through the human odyssey…. If you liked Sapiens, you’ll love this."
Lewis Dartnell, author of Origins
“Astounding in scope and insight…provides the keys to the betterment of our species.”
Nouriel Roubini, author of Crisis Economics
“It’s a page-turner, a suspense-filled thriller full of surprises, mind-bending puzzles and profound insights!”
Glenn C. Loury, author of The Anatomy of Racial Inequality
“Completely brilliant and utterly original … a book for our epoch.”
Jon Snow
“A great historical fresco.”
Le Monde
"Masterful. Galor answers the ultimate mystery."
Lewis Dartnell
Organized by the Institute Pierre Werner in collaboration with the Fondation CANDIDA (under the auspices of the Fondation de Luxembourg)
Support: neimënster