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Explorations' contribution to the 'Asian Century'

  • Wolcott, Susan
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    This paper very briefly surveys current research on Asian economic development, and also discusses several recent papers on the contributions of economic history to understanding development. I then review the contributions of the papers in this special volume of Explorations in light of these two literatures.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Explorations in Economic History.

    Volume (Year): 47 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 3 (July)
    Pages: 360-367

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:exehis:v:47:y:2010:i:3:p:360-367
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