MOKYR, Joel. American (born Netherlands), b. 1946. Genres: Industrial relations. Career: Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, professor of economics and history, 1974-; writer. Publications: Industrialization in the Low Countries, 1976; Why Ireland Starved, 1983; The Economics of the Industrial Revolution, 1985; The Lever of Riches, 1990; The Gifts of Athena, 2002. EDITOR: Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History. Address: Department of Economics, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, U.S.A.