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Economic History

The Economic Man 2.0

By · March 26th, 2014

Cynthia Huang examines the link between technology and economics. Can gadgets enhance human rationality?

The secret to East Asian modernisation

By · March 21st, 2014

Both market-based and centrally planned economies went down the inevitable path of industrialisation during the 20th century. Emily Vuong reflects on the unique experiences of Japan and China.

City upon a Hill

By · March 15th, 2014

Elijah discusses the Puritan settlement of New England and how it was the ideal environment for the development of a new secular, capitalist ethic.

A brief history of China’s ‘hukou’ system – Part 1

By · March 14th, 2014

This first instalment in Alice He’s series enlightens readers on a system of geographical division and hence inequality that exists in China today.


Central command and five year plans: Soviet industrialisation under Stalin

By · March 10th, 2014

Joey Moloney tells the story of Joseph Stalin’s attempts at rapid industrialisation in the pre-World War II era.

What price is the history of economics?

By · March 7th, 2014

John Lodewijks details the benefits of learning about economic history and its importance to the success of economists, present and future.

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