Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/181605
Authors: 
Jin, Gan
Year of Publication: 
2018
Series/Report no.: 
Beiträge zur Jahrestagung des Vereins für Socialpolitik 2018: Digitale Wirtschaft - Session: Economic History D22-V2
Abstract: 
This paper studies the persistent impact of good institutions on economic development in China. By exploiting a British-driven institutional switch in part of China's customs stations in 1902, I find that counties that were more affected by the British customs institutions are also better developed today. Moreover, I show that the institutional switch was exogenous to the pre-colonial development, and I provide different estimation models to reveal a robust and causal relationship between good institutions and economic development.
Subjects: 
Institutions
Economic development
Treaty ports
Chinese Maritime Customs Service (CMCS)
China
JEL: 
N15
O10
P51
N15
O10
P51
Document Type: 
Conference Paper

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