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Why was china trapped in an agrarian society? An economic geographical approach to the needham puzzle

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  • Guanzhong Wen, 2011. "Why was china trapped in an agrarian society? An economic geographical approach to the needham puzzle," Frontiers of Economics in China, Springer;Higher Education Press, vol. 6(4), pages 507-534, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:frecch:v:6:y:2011:i:4:p:507-534
    DOI: 10.1007/s11459-011-0145-1
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    1. Barro, Robert J, 1990. "Government Spending in a Simple Model of Endogenous Growth," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 98(5), pages 103-126, October.
    2. David S. Landes, 2006. "Why Europe and the West? Why Not China?," Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, vol. 20(2), pages 3-22, Spring.
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    Keywords

    Needham puzzle; geographical endowment; Heckscher-Ohlin model; N15; O31; R12;

    JEL classification:

    • N15 - Economic History - - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Industrial Structure; Growth; Fluctuations - - - Asia including Middle East
    • O31 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Innovation and Invention: Processes and Incentives
    • R12 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity; Interregional Trade (economic geography)

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