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Title:Isolation and development PDF Logo
Authors:Ashraf, Quamrul
Galor, Oded
Ozak, Omer
Issue Date:2009
Series/Report no.:Working Paper, Brown University, Department of Economics 2009-9
Abstract:This paper exploits cross-country variation in the degree of geographical isolation, prior to the advent of sea-faring and airborne transportation technologies, to examine its impact on the course of economic development across the globe. The empirical investigation establishes that prehistoric geographical isolation has generated a persistent beneficial effect on the process of development and contributed to the contemporary variation in the standard of living across countries.
Subjects:Growth
Development
Isolation
Agglomeration
Globalization
JEL:O10
F15
N7
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Working Papers, Department of Economics, Brown University

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