Economic Success of Chinese Merchants in Southeast Asia: Identity, Ethnic Cooperation and Conflict: Integrating the Social Sciences with Evolutionary Biology

When:
October 10, 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
2017-10-10T14:00:00-04:00
2017-10-10T15:30:00-04:00
Where:
Room 857
Eighth Floor, Kaneff Tower, york university
keele campus

You are cordially invited to a BOOK LAUNCH:

ECONOMIC SUCCESS OF CHINESE MERCHANTS IN SOUTHEAST ASIA: IDENTITY, ETHNIC COOPERATION AND CONFLICT: INTEGRATING THE SOCIAL SCIENCES WITH EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY  [Springer, December 2016]

Speaker:  Janet T. Landa, Professor of Economics, Emerita, York University
Chair:  Abidin Kusno, Director, York Centre for Asian Research

This book–with a Foreword by Nobel Laureate in Economics, Ronald H. Coase–provides an original interdisciplinary analysis of economic success of Chinese merchants in Southeast Asia. Chinese merchants were able to provide themselves with club goods, e.g. contract enforcement, that were essential to their success.The book has important policy implications for understanding ethnic conflict in multiethnic societies where minority ethnic groups dominate merchant roles.

“In conducting her research on merchants, Janet Landa also becomes a pioneer in engaging economic research with the rich scholarship in the other social sciences….”  (Ronald H. Coase, Foreword)

THE AUTHOR: Law and Economics scholar Janet Tai Landa wrote her doctoral dissertation under James M. Buchanan (Virginia Tech) who won the 1986 Nobel Prize in Economics.

Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to ycar@yorku.ca by Friday, 6 October 2017.

 

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