Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/67777
Authors: 
Hartwick, John
Year of Publication: 
2007
Series/Report no.: 
Queen's Economics Department Working Paper 1161
Abstract: 
We draw on Ricardian comparative advantage between distinct persons to map out the division of labor among proto-humans in a village some 1.7 million years ago. A person specialized in maintaining a cooking fire in the village is of particular interest (Ofek [2001]). We are also interested in modelling hunting by village males in teams. The large issue is whether and how specialization (division of labor) and interpersonal trade might have driven brain-expansion in early humans.
Subjects: 
early humans
division of labor
brain expansion
JEL: 
A14
D51
J22
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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