Journal of Economics and Economic Education Research (Print ISSN: 1533-3590; Online ISSN: 1533-3604)


The Impact of the Extractive Colonial Economy on Development in Java

Author(s): Youzhou Zou

Colonial powers usually organized economic activity within the colonies to maximize their economic returns. Whereas the literature has emphasized the negative impacts of colonial extraction on institutional quality, the changes in economic organization enforced to spur production could have countervailing semipermanent effects. We tend to examine these within the context of the Dutch cultivation system, the integrated industrial and agricultural system for manufacturing sugar that fashioned the core of the Dutch colonial enterprise in nineteenth century Java. we tend to show that aras about to wherever the Dutch established sugar factories within the mid-19th century are nowadays a lot of industrial, have higher infrastructure, are a lot of educated, and are richer than near conditional locations that will are equally appropriate for colonial sugar factories. we tend to conjointly show, employing an abstraction regression separation style on the structure areas around every mill that villages forced to grow sugar cane have a lot of village owned land and even have a lot of colleges and considerably pedagogy levels, each traditionally and nowadays. The results recommend that the economic structures enforced by colonizers to facilitate production will still promote economic activity within the long-term.

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