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

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  • Deepak Lal

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Abstract

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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  • Deepak Lal, 2001. "Unintended Consequences: The Impact of Factor Endowments, Culture, and Politics on Long-Run Economic Performance," MIT Press Books, The MIT Press, edition 1, volume 1, number 0262621541, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:mtp:titles:0262621541
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    Keywords

    culture; clash of civilizations; factor endowments;

    JEL classification:

    • Z1 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics
    • E66 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - General Outlook and Conditions
    • P52 - Economic Systems - - Comparative Economic Systems - - - Comparative Studies of Particular Economies

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