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Unintended Consequences: The Impact of Factor Endowments, Culture, and Politics on Long-Run Economic Performance

  • Deepak Lal

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    (University of California, Los Angeles)

In this book, based on the 1995 Ohlin Lectures, Deepak Lal provides an accessible, interdisciplinary account of the role of culture in shaping economic performance. Topics addressed include a possible future "clash of civilizations," the role of Asian values in the East Asian economic miracle, the cultural versus economic causes of social decay in the West, and whether modernization leads to Westernization. Lal makes an important distinction between material and cosmological beliefs, showing how both were initially shaped by factor endowments and how they have evolved in response to changing historical pressures in different civilizations.

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This book is provided by The MIT Press in its series MIT Press Books with number 0262621541 and published in 2001.
Volume: 1
Edition: 1
ISBN: 0-262-62154-1
Handle: RePEc:mtp:titles:0262621541
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