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Law and Long-Term Economic Change: A Eurasian Perspective

Debin Ma and Jan Luiten van Zanden


Recently, a growing body of work on “law and finance” and “legal origins” has highlighted the role of formal legal institutions in shaping financial institutions. However, these writings have focused largely on Europe, neglecting important non-Western traditions that prevail in a large part of the world. This book brings together a group of leading scholars from economics, economic history, law, and area studies to develop a unique, global and, long-term perspective on the linkage between law and economic change. Covering the regions of Western Europe, East and South Asia, and the Middle East, ... More

Keywords: economic change, legal origins, Western Europe, East Asia, South Asia, Middle East, dispute resolution, contract enforcement, legal traditions, legal institutions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780804772730
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804772730.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Debin Ma, editor

Jan Luiten van Zanden, editor

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