Economic Growth and Transition of Industrial Structure in East Asia

  • Tomoko Kinugasa
  • Linhui Yu
  • Qiang Chen
  • Zhixuan Feng

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Economics book series (BRIEFSECONOMICS)

Also part of the Kobe University Social Science Research Series book sub series (BRIEFSKUSSRS)

About this book


This book explores new frontiers in the research of economic growth and industrial reconstruction, analyzing economic growth and transitions in industrial structure in East Asia with a variety of data. First, the effects of demographic change on trade openness is analyzed empirically using the panel data of APEC countries. Second, the determinant of wage and housing costs are estimated using survey data collected from peasant workers in China. Third, the determinants of conquests among nomads in or near China and dynasties from world history are analyzed empirically using data regarding dynasties. Fourth, critiques on Emmanuel’s unequal exchange theory are investigated based on the profit data in the world. This book is highly recommended for readers who would like to obtain a new idea about economic development in terms of industrial structure.


Trade openness Demographic change APEC Agglomeration economies and diseconomies Misallocation Megacity Dynastic cycles Nomadic conquests Climate shocks

Authors and affiliations

  • Tomoko Kinugasa
    • 1
  • Linhui Yu
    • 2
  • Qiang Chen
    • 3
  • Zhixuan Feng
    • 4
  1. 1.Graduate School of EconomicsKobe UniversityKobe, HyōgoJapan
  2. 2.School of EconomicsZhejiang UniversityHangzhouChina
  3. 3.School of EconomicsShandong UniversityJinanChina
  4. 4.School of EconomicsNankai UniversityTianjinChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance Economics and Finance (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-2867-1
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-2868-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-5504
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5512
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