East Asia

  • Stephen L. Morgan
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Economic History book series (PEHS)


During the second half of the twentieth century, world economic activities shifted from the trans-Atlantic world to the economies of East Asia. Demographic factors and human capital were major sources of this growth, which in turn was facilitated by the social capital embedded in the networks of businesses that underpin these economies. These two dimensions of East Asia’s past are the focus of this chapter.

JEL Classification

N15 N25 N35 N45 N85 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephen L. Morgan
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  1. 1.Nottingham University Business SchoolNottinghamUK

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