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Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies

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Taking History as a Mirror: Insights for Modern Development

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30 March 2024

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Special Issue Editor(s)

Jianan Lu, University of Portsmouth
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Denggao Long, Tsinghua University
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Nan Li, Fudan University
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George Hong Jiang, Heidelberg University
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Taking History as a Mirror: Insights for Modern Development

History matters. It is increasingly recognized among social scientists that historical configurations have a significant effect on modern economic development. State formation, which took place thousands of years ago, shapes the relationship between the government and the citizenry. Institutional settings that emerged in history continue to have an impact within modern economic systems. The sociocultural environment resulting from historical contingency can deeply affect economic mechanisms in implicit ways. History can exert its influence in various ways, many of which social scientists have not explored sufficiently. Current social scientific research is calling for interdisciplinary integration of economics, sociology, politics, history, anthropology, etc.

This special issue invites contributions that investigate the historical impacts on modern economic development. The mechanisms at play could include state formation, warfare, civil society, governance styles, ideology, social structure, cultural environment, and more. This special issue aims to compile articles that advance theoretical and empirical research related to how history affects modern economic development. We welcome both quantitative and qualitative approaches, as well as hybrid approaches. Conceptual or theoretical papers are also encouraged.

Submission Instructions

The topics include, but are not limited to:

• Quantitative History
• Institutional Analysis
• Sociological Analysis of Economic Development
• Cultural Influence on Economic Development
• Long-term Impacts of Political Events
• The Great Divergence
• Path Dependence

We believe that interdisciplinary insights hold unique value, and we particularly encourage submissions from all fields of social sciences. All papers will undergo anonymous peer review.

Submitted papers should not have been previously published, nor should they be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.

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