Campbell, Douglas L. and Pyun, Ju Hyun (2011): The Diffusion of Development: Along Genetic or Geographic Lines?
Download (474kB) | Preview
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 controls for climatic similarity.
|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:||21. Dec 2011 15:26|
|Last Modified:||15. Feb 2013 21:12|
Angeles, Luis, 2011. Is there a Role For Genetics in Economic Development? Working paper.
Cavalli-Sforza, Luigi L., Paolo Menozzi, and Alberto Piazza, 1994. The History and Geography of Human Genes. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.
Clark, Gregory, 2007. A Farewell to Alms. A Brief Economic History of the World. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.
Crosby, Alfred, 1972. The Columbian Exchange: Biological and Cultural Consequences of 1492. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Company.
Diamond, Jared, 1992. The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal. New York, NY: Harper Collins.
Gallup, John L., Andrew D. Mellinger, and Jeffrey D. Sachs, 1999. Geography and Economic Development. International Regional Science Review, 22 2, pp. 179-222.
Giuliano, Paola, Antonio Spilimbergo, and Giovanni Tonon, 2006. Genetic, Cultural and Geographical Distances. unpublished, International Monetary Fund.
Kamarck, Andrew, 1976. The Tropics and Economic Development: A Provocative Inquiry in the Poverty of Nations. Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins Press.
Spolaore, Enrico and Romain Wacziarg, 2009. The Diffusion of Development, Quarterly Journal of Economics. 124, pp. 469-529.
Spolaore, Enrico and Romain Wacziarg, 2011. Long Term Barriers to the International Diffusion of Innovations. Working Paper.
Available Versions of this Item
The Diffusion of Development: Along Genetic or Geographic Lines? (deposited 04. Dec 2011 15:39)
- The Diffusion of Development: Along Genetic or Geographic Lines? (deposited 21. Dec 2011 15:26) [Currently Displayed]