Campbell, Douglas L. and Pyun, Ju Hyun (2011): The Diffusion of Development: Along Genetic or Geographic Lines?
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Why are some peoples still poor? Recent research suggests the possibility that some societies may be poor due to their genetic endowments, which are found to be a significant predictor of development even after controlling for an ostensibly exhaustive list of geographic and cultural variables. We find, by contrast, that the impact of genetics on living standards is not robust to the inclusion of basic geographic controls.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||The Diffusion of Development: Along Genetic or Geographic Lines?|
|Keywords:||Genetics, Economic Development, Geography, Climatic Similarity|
|Subjects:||O - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development
O - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth > O3 - Innovation ; Research and Development ; Technological Change ; Intellectual Property Rights > O33 - Technological Change: Choices and Consequences ; Diffusion Processes
O - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth > O4 - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity > O40 - General
|Depositing User:||Doug Campbell|
|Date Deposited:||04 Dec 2011 15:39|
|Last Modified:||14 Feb 2017 05:36|
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