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Project Citation: 

Ashraf, Quamrul, and Galor, Oded. Replication data for: The “Out of Africa” Hypothesis, Human Genetic Diversity, and Comparative Economic Development. Nashville, TN: American Economic Association [publisher], 2013. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2019-10-11. https://doi.org/10.3886/E112588V1

Project Description

Summary:  View help for Summary This research advances and empirically establishes the hypothesis that, in the course of the prehistoric exodus of Homo sapiens out of Africa, variation in migratory distance to various settlements across the globe affected genetic diversity and has had a persistent hump-shaped effect on comparative economic development, reflecting the trade-off between the beneficial and the detrimental effects of diversity on productivity. While the low diversity of Native American populations and the high diversity of African populations have been detrimental for the development of these regions, the intermediate levels of diversity associated with European and Asian populations have been conducive for development. (JEL N10, N30, N50, O10, O50, Z10)

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      N10 Economic History: Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Industrial Structure; Growth; Fluctuations: General, International, or Comparative
      N30 Economic History: Labor and Consumers, Demography, Education, Health, Welfare, Income, Wealth, Religion, and Philanthropy: General, International, or Comparative
      N50 Economic History: Agriculture, Natural Resources, Environment, and Extractive Industries: General, International, or Comparative
      O10 Economic Development: General
      O50 Economywide Country Studies: General
      Z10 Cultural Economics; Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology: General


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