desmond elliott 2017 book price comparison likeyoulove
Search our site
Fools and Mortals by Bernard Cornwell Read the opening extract of the brand new Bernard Cornwell book before its publication on 19/10/2017

Unintended Consequences Impact of Factor Endowments, Culture and Politics on Long-run Economic Performance by Deepak Lal
  

Unintended Consequences Impact of Factor Endowments, Culture and Politics on Long-run Economic Performance

Part of the Ohlin Lectures Series

RRP £37.95

Synopsis

Unintended Consequences Impact of Factor Endowments, Culture and Politics on Long-run Economic Performance by Deepak Lal

In this book, based on the 1995 Ohlin Lectures, Deepak Lal provides an 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 disctinction 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. Lal's first major theme is the interaction of factor endowments, culture, and politics in explaining modern intensive growth in the West. The other major theme is the role of individualism - an inadvertent legacy of the medieval Catholic Church - in promoting this growth, and the strange metamorphoses this has caused in both the West's cosmological beliefs and the interaction between the West and the rest . Lal takes account of the relevant literature in history, anthropology, social psychology, evolutionary biology, neurology, and sociology, and the economic history of the regions and cultures that form Eurasia. An appendix shows how the stories Lal tells can be described by four formal economic models.

About the Author

Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

4th December 1998

Author

Deepak Lal

More books by Deepak Lal
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Publisher

MIT Press an imprint of MIT Press Ltd

Format

Hardback
297 pages

Categories

Economic theory & philosophy
Political economy
Cultural studies

ISBN

9780262122108

I love that Lovereading handpicks very special debut reads.

Magda North

It has opened my eyes to different authors and genres. Just log on and try, you will be surprised and not want for reading material again.

Jocelyn Garvey

It has enriched my leisure time by introducing me to a world of books which I would not have previously considered.

Val Rowe

A well laid out site, I love the fact that is separates paranormal fiction from fantasy and horror, which other sites don't.

Jen Rainbow

You'll always find what you never knew you were looking for and you're always spoilt for choice.

Helen Jones

Insightful reader reviews and unbiased recommendations. I don't know how I chose books before Lovereading! An essential for all book lovers.

Sarah Harper

Lovereading takes the guesswork out of finding your next read with "if you like you'll love" and extracts to help with your decision.

Sarah Bruch

Lovereading is a world of books. It has everything you need from new to old and much loved classic books. It even give you recommendations!

Kate Thurston

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools