Debin Ma

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economic History

Houghton Street

London WC2A 2AE

United Kingdom

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Scholarly Papers (13)

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Industrialization in China

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10096
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 08 Aug 2016
University of Toronto - Department of Economics, London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economic History and University of Pittsburgh - Department of Economics
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China, industrial development, structural change

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The Development of Chinese Accounting and Bookkeeping before 1850: Initial Insights from the Tŏng Tài Shēng Business Account Books (1798-1850)

Number of pages: 37 Posted: 10 Feb 2015
Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) - Institute of Economics, London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Accounting and Finance and London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economic History
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Chinese accounting archives of late Qīng era, Chinese business history, Sūzhōu măzì, double-entry bookkeeping (DEB)

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A Genealogy of Myths About the Rationality of Accounting in the West and in the East

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 02 Feb 2014
Warwick Business School, London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economic History and London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Accounting and Finance
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Double-entry bookkeeping, China, myths, economic rationality

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The Paradox of Power: Principal-Agent Problems and Fiscal Capacity in Absolutist Regimes

Number of pages: 47 Posted: 13 Mar 2017 Last Revised: 08 Nov 2017
Debin Ma and Jared Rubin
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economic History and Chapman University - The George L. Argyros School of Business & Economics
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administrative capacity, fiscal capacity, state capacity, principal-agent problem, monitoring, credible commitment, absolutism, limited government, taxation, China, Europe, Qing Empire

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The Development of Chinese Accounting and Bookkeeping Before 1850: Insights from the Tŏng Tài Shēng Business Account Books (1798-1850)

(LSE) The London School of Economics and Political Science, Economic History Working Papers No. 220/2015
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 15 May 2015
Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) - Institute of Economics, London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Accounting and Finance and London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economic History
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Chinese accounting archives of late Qīng era, Chinese business history, Sūzhōu măzì, double-entry bookkeeping (DEB)

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Rational Evolution or Socially Constructed Counter-Myth? Cross-Cultural Perceptions of the Development of Chinese Commercial Accounting Up to C.1850 and Its Significance

Number of pages: 62 Posted: 10 Jun 2017
Warwick Business School, London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economic History and London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Accounting and Finance
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Chinese accounting, double-entry bookkeeping, writing, Sombart thesis, cross-cultural translation, mercantile capitalism

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Law and Economy in Traditional China: 'A Legal Origin' Perspective on the Great Divergence

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP8385
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 19 May 2011
Debin Ma
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economic History
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adjudication, common law, disciplinary mode of justice, economic growth, great divergence, jurisprudence, law, rule of law

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Real GDP in Pre-War East Asia: A 1934-36 Benchmark Purchasing Power Parity Comparison With the U.S.

Review of Income and Wealth, Vol. 53, No. 3, pp. 503-537, September 2007
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 31 Aug 2007
Kyoji Fukao, Debin Ma and Tangjun Yuan
Hitotsubashi University - Institute of Economic Research, London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economic History and Hitotsubashi University - Institute of Economic Research
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Political Institution and Long Run Economic Trajectory: Some Lessons from Two Millennia of Chinese Civilization

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP8791
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 31 Jan 2012
Debin Ma
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economic History
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incentive and information, political institution, unification and fragmentation, warfare

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Wages, Prices, and Living Standards in China, 1738-1925: In Comparison with Europe, Japan, and India

The Economic History Review, Vol. 64, pp. 8-38, 2011
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 05 Jan 2011
University of Oxford - Nuffield College, Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS) de Lyon, London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economic History, affiliation not provided to SSRN and Utrecht University
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11.

Financial Revolution in Republican China During 1900-1937: A Survey and a New Interpretation

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP13502
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 04 Feb 2019
Debin Ma
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economic History
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A Silver Transformation: Chinese Monetary Integration in Times of Political Disintegration During 1898-1933

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP13501
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 04 Feb 2019 Last Revised: 11 Feb 2019
Debin Ma and Liuyan Zhao
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economic History and Peking University - School of Economics
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Evolution of Living Standards and Human Capital in China in the 18-20th Centuries: Evidences from Real Wages, Age-Heaping, and Anthropometrics

Explorations in Economic History, Forthcoming
Posted: 18 Dec 2009 Last Revised: 28 Dec 2009
University of Tuebingen, University of Nottingham - Nottingham University Business School, London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economic History and Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

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China, Standard of living, Human capital, Real wages, Height, Numeracy