PANEL 13 : ANALYTICAL APPROACHES TO THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL HISTORY OF SOUTHEAST ASIA SINCE THE MID-19TH CENTURY 48
Conveners : Jean-Pascal Bassino (Professor), Institute of East Asian Studies (IAO), Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon. Greff Huff (Professor), Pembroke College, University of Oxford, England. Pierre van der Eng (Associate Professor), Indonesia Project, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific, The Australian National University.
Over the recent years, a growing body of literature has revisited institutional and cultural changes that occurred in Southeast Asia between the first globalization of the 19th century and the steady economic growth of the recent decades. The aim of this panel is to investigate related economic and social issues by using analytical approaches. The panel will include studies exploring various aspects of the history of Southeast Asia, either focusing on a particular sub-period or covering a long time span. Possible topics include (but are not restricted to) agricultural transformation, market integration, demographic changes, urban expansion, changes in living standards, personal and spatial inequalities, the dynamics of social and business networks, and the impact of war and environmental changes on economic activities and demographic patterns. The papers could either focus on an individual country or cover the region as a whole, or adopt a comparative approach (across Southeast Asia and/or with China, India, Japan or Korea). The organizers of the panel welcome papers relying on a combination of qualitative and quantitative information and employing analytical tools ; e.g. social network analysis, geographic information system, time series or panel data analysis, population reconstruction, or historical national accounting.