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dc.contributor.authorErtan, Arhanen_US
dc.contributor.authorPutterman, Louisen_US
dc.contributor.authorFiszbein, Martinen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-04en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-17T11:31:59Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-17T11:31:59Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/62657-
dc.description.abstractResearch on economic growth suggests that the era of colonization has had an impact on the levels of economic development of countries around the globe. However, why some countries were colonized early, some late, and others not at all, and what effect these differences have had on current income, has not been studied systematically. In the first part of this paper, we show that both the occurrence and the timing of colonization can be explained by (a) differences in levels of pre-1500 development, (b) proximity to the colonizing powers, (c) disease environment, and (d) latitude. In the second part, we analyze the developmental consequences of colonization while taking the endogeneity of colonization's occurrence and timing into account. Whereas naïve estimates can suggest large impacts, we find that neither the fact nor the timing of colonization affect income today once colonization's impact on the composition of the population and the quality of institutions is controlled for.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherBrown Univ., Dep. of Economics Providence, RIen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWorking Paper, Brown University, Department of Economics 2012-5en_US
dc.subject.jelO11en_US
dc.subject.jelO13en_US
dc.subject.jelO40en_US
dc.subject.jelO57en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordColonizationen_US
dc.subject.keywordGrowthen_US
dc.subject.keywordInstitutionsen_US
dc.subject.keywordPre-Modern Developmenten_US
dc.subject.keywordMigrationen_US
dc.titleDeterminants and economic consequences of colonization: A global analysisen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn723783349en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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