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dc.contributor.authorGiuliano, Paolaen_US
dc.contributor.authorSpilimbergo, Antonioen_US
dc.contributor.authorTonon, Giovannien_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-02-26en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T09:51:09Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T09:51:09Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/33762-
dc.description.abstractThis paper investigates how the measures of genetic distance between populations, which have been used in anthropology and historical linguistics, can be used in economics. What does the correlation between genetic distance and economic variables mean? Using the measure of genetic distance, a newly-collected database on transport costs, as well as more refined measures of geography within Europe, we show that i) geography explains both genetic distance and transportation costs between European countries, and ii) genetic distance does not explain economic outcomes once we control for geography. We conclude that genetic distance in economics capture transportation costs between countries and not cultural differences.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion Papers 2229en_US
dc.subject.jelZ10en_US
dc.subject.jelF10en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordtransport costsen_US
dc.subject.keywordgeneticsen_US
dc.subject.keywordtradeen_US
dc.subject.keywordgeographyen_US
dc.subject.stwMenschenen_US
dc.subject.stwEthnologieen_US
dc.subject.stwKulturelle Beziehungenen_US
dc.subject.stwTransportkostenen_US
dc.subject.stwEuropaen_US
dc.titleGenetic, cultural and geographical distancesen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn515785296en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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