Joel Mokyr will give the second Personal Freedom Lecture, at the University of Palermo, Sala Magna, Complesso Monumentale dello Steri, Piazza Marina, on the 5th of June 2017 at 10 am. Alfredo Gigliobianco (Banca d’Italia), Fabio Mazzola, (University of Palermo), Pietro Navarra (University of Messina) and Romilda Rizzo (University of Catania) will discuss Mokyr’s view of the forces that determine growth and put his thesis in the perspective of our current challenges.