Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, New York University: Hayek Lecture, "The Game of Worms: Europe's Secularization and Economic Ascent Centuries Before Luther"

Event Type: 
Public Lecture
Thursday, October 17, 2019
4:45 pm
Location: 
139 Social Sciences

In this lecture, Professor Bueno de Mesquita will question the impact of the Protestant Reformation, arguing that it was not a major driver either of northern Europe's economic success or of the decline of Roman Catholicism's sway in Europe. Rather, both, along with Europe's secularization and creation of sovereign states, were predictable products of the Concordat of Worms (1122).