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This book explores why different patterns of economic development and growth have been observed across different regions and over time. Drawing on the contributions of outstanding scholars in comparative and historical institutional analysis, this volume presents the roles of political institutions, social organizations and norms, culture, and policy in economic development and societal evolution. The contributors include, besides the editors, G. Austin, A. Greif, D. Ma, T. Khanna, J.L. Rosenthal, C.H. Shiue, J. Svenjinar, P. Temmin, R.B. Wong, and others. The volume provides a valuable resource for general readers, academics, and policymakers with an interest in the future of the evolving world economy.

Synopsis:

This book explores why different patterns of economic development and growth have been observed across different regions and over time. Drawing on the contributions of outstanding scholars in comparative and historical institutional analysis, this volume presents the roles of political institutions, social organizations and norms, culture, and policy in economic development and societal evolution. The contributors include, besides the editors, G. Austin, A. Greif, D. Ma, T. Khanna, J.L. Rosenthal, C.H. Shiue, J. Svenjinar, P. Temmin, R.B. Wong, and others. The volume provides a valuable resource for general readers, academics, and policymakers with an interest in the future of the evolving world economy.

Synopsis:

This book explores different phases of economic development, comparing the experiences of a variety of developing economies and exploring the institutions and political organizations that drive economic policy.

Drawing on the contributions of outstanding scholars, this volume spans many disciplines, including political science, sociology, economics and psychology, and provides a valuable resource for policymakers in developing nations as well as academics with an interest in the modernization of non-western societies.

About the Author

MASAHIKO AOKI is a professor of Economics at Stanford University.

TIMUR KURAN is a professor of Economics at Duke University.

GÉRARD ROLAND is a professor of Economics and Political Science, University of California at Berkeley.

Table of Contents

PART I: PRESIDENTIAL LECTURE

The Five Phases of Economic Development and Institutional Evolution in China, Japan and Korea; M.Aoki

PART II: COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS

Social Organizations, Risk Sharing Institutions and Economic Development; A.Greif, M.Iyugun & D.Sasson

Before and Beyond Divergence: A New Look at the Economic History of China and Europe; J.Rosenthal & R.Wong

Why Development Patterns Differ; The Czech and Serbian Cases Compared; J.Svejnar & M.Uvalic

PART III: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: FINANCE, TRADE AND MIGRATION

Sharing the Future: Financial Innovation and Innovators in Solving the Political Economic Challenges of Development; S.Jha

The Evolution of Domestic Trade Flows When Foreign Trade is Liberalized: Evidence from the Chinese Maritime Customs Services; W.Keller, B.Li & C.Shuie

Physical, Social and Informational Barriers to Domestic Migration; P.Choudhury & T.Khanna

PART IV: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS

Political Consequence of the Middle East's Islamic Economic Legacy; T.Kuran

Separation of Powers and the Medieval Roots of Institutional Divergence between Europe and the Islamic Middle East; E.Chaney

Political Institution and Long Run Economic Trajectory: Some Lessons from Two Millenia of Chinese Civilization; D.Ma

PART V: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND CULTURE

Understanding the Individualism-Collectivism Cleavage and its Effects: Lessons from Cultural Psychology; Y.Gorodnichenko & G.Roland

Developmental "Paths" and "Civilizations" in Africa and Asia: Reflections on Strategies for Integrating Cultural and Material Explanations of Differential Long-Term Economic Performance; G.Austin

Making Sense of Institutional Change in China: The Cultural Dimension of Economic Development and Modernization; C.H.Pillath

PART VI: CHALLENGES OF FOOD SECURITY UNDER GLOBALIZATION

Supply Responses to Food Price Changes in Asian Countries; K.Imai, R.Gaiha, G.Thapa & A.All

Structural Transformation, Small Farmers and Food Security in Asia; C.Timmer

Food Security, Commodity Price Volatility and the Poor; J.von Braun & G.Tadesse

Product Details

ISBN:
9781137034007
Author:
Aoki, Masahiko (edt)
Publisher:
Palgrave MacMillan
Author:
Kuran, Timur
Author:
Aoki, Masahiko
Author:
Roland, Gerard
Subject:
Macroeconomics
Subject:
Economics - Comparative
Subject:
Development - Economic Development
Subject:
Economics - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20121131
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
32 figures, 21 b/w tables
Pages:
366
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.125 in

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This book explores why different patterns of economic development and growth have been observed across different regions and over time. Drawing on the contributions of outstanding scholars in comparative and historical institutional analysis, this volume presents the roles of political institutions, social organizations and norms, culture, and policy in economic development and societal evolution. The contributors include, besides the editors, G. Austin, A. Greif, D. Ma, T. Khanna, J.L. Rosenthal, C.H. Shiue, J. Svenjinar, P. Temmin, R.B. Wong, and others. The volume provides a valuable resource for general readers, academics, and policymakers with an interest in the future of the evolving world economy.

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This book explores different phases of economic development, comparing the experiences of a variety of developing economies and exploring the institutions and political organizations that drive economic policy.

Drawing on the contributions of outstanding scholars, this volume spans many disciplines, including political science, sociology, economics and psychology, and provides a valuable resource for policymakers in developing nations as well as academics with an interest in the modernization of non-western societies.

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