Center for the History of Global Development

The Economics of Development


Though they are not the only component of development, economic activities form an important dimension. Three projects address the impact of transportation, investment and agricultural knowledge transfer.

1. Iron Silk Roads: Railways and Europe-Asian Relations, 1950s to Present

2. China’s investment in the West and its impact on international development. (Past project)

3. Sowing Seeds and Knowledge: Agrarian Development in the US, Mainland China, Taiwan, and the World, 1920-1980. (Past project)