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dc.contributor.authorSpolaore, Enricoen_US
dc.contributor.authorWacziarg, Romainen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-02en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-20T10:38:00Z-
dc.date.available2012-08-20T10:38:00Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/61054-
dc.description.abstractThe empirical literature on economic growth and development has moved from the study of proximate determinants to the analysis of ever deeper, more fundamental factors, rooted in long-term history. A growing body of new empirical work focuses on the measurement and estimation of the effects of historical variables on contemporary income by explicitly taking into account the ancestral composition of current populations. The evidence suggests that economic development is affected by traits that have been transmitted across generations over the very long run. This article surveys this new literature and provides a framework to discuss different channels through which intergenerationally transmitted characteristics may impact economic development, biologically (via genetic or epigenetic transmission) and culturally (via behavioral or symbolic transmission). An important issue is whether historically transmitted traits have affected development through their direct impact on productivity, or have operated indirectly as barriers to the diffusion of productivity-enhancing innovations across populations.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aCenter for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute (CESifo) |cMunichen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aCESifo Working Paper: Fiscal Policy, Macroeconomics and Growth |x3837en_US
dc.subject.jelO49en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordeconomic growthen_US
dc.subject.keywordpersistenceen_US
dc.subject.keyworddiffusionen_US
dc.subject.keywordintergenerational transmissionen_US
dc.subject.keywordcultural transmissionen_US
dc.subject.stwWirtschaftswachstumen_US
dc.subject.stwEntwicklungen_US
dc.subject.stwWachstumstheorieen_US
dc.subject.stwGeschichteen_US
dc.subject.stwGeographieen_US
dc.subject.stwGenetiken_US
dc.subject.stwKulturen_US
dc.titleHow deep are the roots of economic development?en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn720562503en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US

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