Institutions and economic growth in Asia: The case of mainland China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia

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Huang, Flora and Yeung, Horace 2018. Institutions and economic growth in Asia: The case of mainland China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia. Routledge.
AuthorsHuang, Flora and Yeung, Horace
Abstract

This book explores the role of institutions in economic growth, looking in particular at specific Asian countries and at particular cities within those countries. It considers a wide range of factors besides institutions, including the law, cultural factors and overall government arrangements. The differences between the countries studied are highlighted, and the impact of these differences assessed: the impact of English common law on arrangements in Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia; sharia law in Malaysia; the differing lengths of time of colonial rule; the extent to which Chinese family businesses control an economy. Also studied are the degree to which the law is effectively applied, and a range of other social, economic and cultural factors. The book’s conclusions as to which factors have the greatest impact will be of considerable interest to economists of Asia and those interested in economic growth more widely.

KeywordsLaw and growth, institution, Asia
ISBN978-1138699731
Web address (URL)http://hdl.handle.net/10545/624549
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