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dc.contributor.authorAshraf, Quamrulen_US
dc.contributor.authorGalor, Odeden_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-25en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-17T11:32:08Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-17T11:32:08Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/62667-
dc.description.abstractThis research contributes to the understanding of human genetic diversity within a society as a significant determinant of its economic development. The hypothesis advanced and empirically examined in this paper suggests that there are socioeconomic trade-offs associated with genetic diversity within a given society. The investigation exploits an exogenous source of cross-country variation in genetic diversity by appealing to the 'out of Africa' hypothesis of human origins to empirically establish a highly statistically significant and robust non-monotonic effect of genetic diversity on development outcomes in the pre-colonial era. Contrary to theories that reject a possible role for human genetics in influencing economic development, this study demonstrates the economic significance of diversity in genetic traits, while abstaining entirely from conceptual frameworks that posit a hierarchy of such traits in terms of their conduciveness to the process of economic development.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherBrown University, Department of Economics Providence, RIen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWorking Paper, Brown University, Department of Economics 2008-3en_US
dc.subject.jelN10en_US
dc.subject.jelN30en_US
dc.subject.jelN50en_US
dc.subject.jelO10en_US
dc.subject.jelO50en_US
dc.subject.jelZ10en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordHuman genetic diversityen_US
dc.subject.keywordComparative developmenten_US
dc.subject.keywordPopulation densityen_US
dc.subject.keywordNeolithic Revolutionen_US
dc.subject.keywordLand productivityen_US
dc.subject.keywordMalthusian stagnationen_US
dc.subject.stwGesellschaften_US
dc.subject.stwBiodiversitäten_US
dc.subject.stwBevölkerungstheorieen_US
dc.subject.stwWirtschaftswachstumen_US
dc.subject.stwEntwicklungen_US
dc.subject.stwProduktivitäten_US
dc.subject.stwBevölkerungsdichteen_US
dc.subject.stwAnthropologieen_US
dc.titleHuman genetic diversity and comparative economic developmenten_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn57183860Xen_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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