Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/80194
Authors: 
Galor, Oded
Moav, Omer
Year of Publication: 
2000
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper, Brown University, Department of Economics 2000-18
Abstract: 
This research develops an evolutionary growth theory that captures the interplay between the evolution of mankind and economic growth since the emergence of the human species. This uni…ed theory encompasses the observed evolution of population, technology and income per capita in the long transition from an epoch of Malthusian stagnation to sustained economic growth. The theory suggests that prolonged economic stagnation prior to the transition to sustained growth stimulated natural selection that shaped the evolution of the human species, whereas the evolution of the human species was the origin of the take-o¤ from an epoch of stagnation to sustained growth. – Growth ; Technological Progress ; Fertility ; Human Capital ; Evolution ; Natural Selection ; Malthusian Stagnation
JEL: 
O11
O14
O33
O40
J11
J13
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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