Did the experience of the East Asian Tigers since WW2 show that free markets
and export led industrialisation work?
Starting in the early 1960s the East Asian Tiger economies, namely Hong
Kong, South Korea, Taiwan, and Singapore, experienced roug
EH101: Did Geography Matter?
The major causes for the disparity in development across the world are thought to be
geography and institutions. Good institutions are important facilitators for growth
mainly because they can help to encourage invest
Economic History Long Presentation Week 17
In what ways did processes of `Forging Ahead, Catching-Up and Falling Behind'
differ pre-1914 and post-1945?
It has been largely accepted that, generally speaking, different growth rates between
Why were the 1980s debt crises results so different to those fifty years before?
The two periods of particular interest are the debt crises of the 1980s and 1930s, both
occurring after large amounts of lending and investment by developed industri
Did geography matter?
Jared Diamond in his book Guns, germs and steel has written: observer transported
back in time to 11,000B.C. could not have predicted on which continent society would
develop more quickly1). All continents possessed some adv
Why has Growth Failed to Touch Africa
The question of why growth has failed to touch Africa is an inquiry which is on the mind
of many economic historians. While different African countries have had different
experiences, most of their economic p
Was Apartheid Economic failure inevitable?
In order to understand anything about apartheid and the ensuing consequences that such a
policy had on the South African economy, we must first understand South Africas
unique historical and cultural her