Review of Economic Success of Chinese Merchants in Southeast Asia: Identity, Ethnic Cooperation and Conflict. Integrating the Social Science with Evolutionary Biology
Eggertsson Thráinn ()
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Eggertsson Thráinn: University of Iceland & Hertie School of Governance, Berlin, Germany
Man and the Economy, 2017, vol. 4, issue 2, 5
Janet Landa interprets informal economic network of traders or middlemen as an institution for lowering transaction costs in communities that have not developed reliable legal infrastructure for enforcing contracts. In economics, Landa has pioneered the study of trust in trade networks and her new book reveals the intellectual development of an original scholar over a period of thirty years. Of the 14 essays in the book, 5 have not been published before. The story begins on the ground in Singapore and West Malaysia in 1969 when a young doctoral student wonders why Chinese middlemen, belonging the Hokkien dialect group, dominate the marketing of rubber made by small-scale Malay producers. The student herself is part of the Chinese diaspora but studies at a Canadian university.
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