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Three Essays on the Microfoundations of Social Change

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dc.contributor.advisor Boettke, Peter J. Langrill, Ryan
dc.creator Langrill, Ryan en_US 2014-08-30T17:47:32Z 2014-08-30T17:47:32Z 2013-08 en_US
dc.description.abstract This dissertation explores the influence of social and cultural factors in nations' transition to modern economic growth. In the first essay, I consider methodological issues involved in using social or cultural explanations as forces that drive `economic' phenomena. In the second essay, V. H. Storr and I do a comparative study of two Japanese cities during the early modern period: Edo and Osaka. Edo's highly bureaucratized society hindered the emergence of commercial culture, while Osaka's absence of bureaucrats allowed a commercial culture to flourish. In the third essay, I consider the aspects of British social networks that gave it advantages over the rest of Europe in achieving modern economic growth.
dc.format.extent 143 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Copyright 2013 Ryan Langrill en_US
dc.subject Economics en_US
dc.subject Britain en_US
dc.subject Japan en_US
dc.subject McCloskey en_US
dc.subject Modern Economic Growth en_US
dc.subject Social Capital en_US
dc.title Three Essays on the Microfoundations of Social Change en_US
dc.type Dissertation en Doctoral en Economics en George Mason University en

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