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Working Papers

2022

  1. Herding, Warfare, and a Culture of Honor: Global Evidence
    CESifo Working Paper Series, CESifo Downloads
    Also in IZA Discussion Papers, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) (2021) Downloads View citations (2)
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers (2021) Downloads
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2021) Downloads View citations (2)
  2. On the Dynamics of Human Behavior: The Past, Present, and Future of Culture, Conflict, and Cooperation
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads
    See also Journal Article in AEA Papers and Proceedings (2022)
  3. Stress, Ethnicity, and Prosocial Behavior
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads
  4. Traditional Supernatural Beliefs and Prosocial Behavior
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (1)
    Also in CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers (2022) Downloads

2021

  1. After the Burning: The Economic Effects of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (7)

2020

  1. History as Evolution
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (10)
  2. Immigrants and the making of America
    LSE Research Online Documents on Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library Downloads View citations (54)
    See also Journal Article in Review of Economic Studies (2020)
  3. Transhumant Pastoralism, Climate Change, and Conflict in Africa
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (8)

2018

  1. Ancestral Characteristics of Modern Populations
    IZA Discussion Papers, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) Downloads View citations (33)
    Also in CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers (2018) Downloads View citations (28)

    See also Journal Article in Economic History of Developing Regions (2018)
  2. Bride Price and Female Education
    Working Papers, eSocialSciences Downloads View citations (5)
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2016) Downloads View citations (28)

    See also Journal Article in Journal of Political Economy (2020)
  3. Distrust and Political Turnover
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads View citations (5)
  4. Distrust and Political Turnover during Economic Crises
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (5)
  5. Kinship and Conflict: Evidence from Segmentary Lineage Societies in Sub-Saharan Africa
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (3)
  6. Social Structure and Conflict: Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads View citations (13)
    Also in HiCN Working Papers, Households in Conflict Network (2018) Downloads View citations (12)
  7. The Effects of Fair Trade Certification: Evidence from Coffee Producers in Costa Rica
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (18)
  8. Traditional Agricultural Practices and the Sex Ratio Today
    IZA Discussion Papers, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) Downloads View citations (11)
    Also in CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers (2018) Downloads View citations (11)

    See also Journal Article in PLOS ONE (2018)

2017

  1. Bride price and the well-being of women
    WIDER Working Paper Series, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER) Downloads View citations (6)
  2. Keeping It in the Family: Lineage Organization and the Scope of Trust in Sub-Saharan Africa
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (32)
    See also Journal Article in American Economic Review (2017)
  3. Migrants and the Making of America: The Short and Long Run Effects of Immigration during the Age of Mass Migration
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads View citations (27)
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2017) Downloads View citations (35)

    See also Journal Article in ifo DICE Report (2017)
  4. The Long-Run Effects of Agricultural Productivity on Conflict, 1400-1900
    IZA Discussion Papers, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) Downloads View citations (5)
    Also in CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers (2017) Downloads View citations (5)
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2017) Downloads View citations (5)
  5. Understanding Cultural Persistence and Change
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads View citations (50)
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2017) Downloads View citations (49)
    IZA Discussion Papers, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) (2017) Downloads View citations (48)

    See also Journal Article in Review of Economic Studies (2021)
  6. Why Being Wrong can be Right: Magical Warfare Technologies and the Persistence of False Beliefs
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (16)
    See also Journal Article in American Economic Review (2017)
  7. Winter is Coming: The Long-Run Effects of Climate Change on Conflict, 1400-1900
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (15)
    Also in CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers (2017) Downloads View citations (22)
    IZA Discussion Papers, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) (2017) Downloads View citations (22)

2015

  1. The Evolution of Culture and Institutions: Evidence from the Kuba Kingdom
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (29)
    See also Journal Article in Econometrica (2017)
  2. Understanding Ethnic Identity in Africa: Evidence from the Implicit Association Test (IAT)
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (30)
    See also Journal Article in American Economic Review (2015)

2014

  1. The Economics of Fair Trade
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (70)
    See also Journal Article in Journal of Economic Perspectives (2014)

2013

  1. Commercial Imperialism? Political Influence and Trade during the Cold War
    Scholarly Articles, Harvard University Department of Economics Downloads View citations (119)
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2010) Downloads View citations (17)

    See also Journal Article in American Economic Review (2013)
  2. Domestic Institutions as a Source of Comparative Advantage
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (30)
    See also Chapter (2014)
  3. The Transmission of Democracy: From the Village to the Nation-State
    Scholarly Articles, Harvard University Department of Economics Downloads View citations (55)
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2013) Downloads View citations (54)
    IZA Discussion Papers, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) (2013) Downloads View citations (54)
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers (2013) Downloads View citations (54)

    See also Journal Article in American Economic Review (2013)

2012

  1. Aiding Conflict: The Impact of U.S. Food Aid on Civil War
    Working Papers, eSocialSciences Downloads View citations (12)
    Also in CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers (2012) Downloads View citations (17)
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2012) Downloads View citations (15)
  2. Culture and the Historical Process
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (115)
    See also Journal Article in Economic History of Developing Regions (2012)
  3. Ruggedness: The Blessing of Bad Geography in Africa
    Scholarly Articles, Harvard University Department of Economics Downloads View citations (493)
    Also in Working Papers, Instituto Madrileño de Estudios Avanzados (IMDEA) Ciencias Sociales (2010) Downloads View citations (13)
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers (2007) Downloads View citations (27)
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2009) Downloads View citations (33)

    See also Journal Article in The Review of Economics and Statistics (2012)

2011

  1. Fertility and the Plough
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (52)
    Also in Scholarly Articles, Harvard University Department of Economics (2011) Downloads View citations (47)
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers (2011) Downloads View citations (47)
    IZA Discussion Papers, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) (2011) Downloads View citations (51)

    See also Journal Article in American Economic Review (2011)
  2. On the Origins of Gender Roles: Women and the Plough
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (57)
    Also in CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers (2011) Downloads View citations (65)
    IZA Discussion Papers, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) (2011) Downloads View citations (60)

    See also Journal Article in The Quarterly Journal of Economics (2013)
  3. The Slave Trade and the Origins of Mistrust in Africa
    Scholarly Articles, Harvard University Department of Economics Downloads View citations (876)
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2009) Downloads View citations (128)

    See also Journal Article in American Economic Review (2011)

2010

  1. Religious Conversion in Colonial Africa
    Scholarly Articles, Harvard University Department of Economics Downloads View citations (81)
    See also Journal Article in American Economic Review (2010)
  2. The Columbian Exchange: A History of Disease, Food, and Ideas
    Scholarly Articles, Harvard University Department of Economics Downloads View citations (27)
    See also Journal Article in Journal of Economic Perspectives (2010)
  3. The Determinants of Food Aid Provisions to Africa and the Developing World
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (10)
    See also Chapter (2014)
  4. The Potato’s Contribution to Population and Urbanization: Evidence from an Historical Experiment
    Working Papers, eSocialSciences Downloads View citations (3)
  5. The Structure of Tariffs and Long-Term Growth
    Working Papers, eSocialSciences Downloads View citations (26)
    Also in Scholarly Articles, Harvard University Department of Economics (2010) Downloads View citations (26)

    See also Journal Article in American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics (2010)

2009

  1. The Importance of History for Economic Development
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (312)
    See also Journal Article in Annual Review of Economics (2009)
  2. The Potato's Contribution to Population and Urbanization: Evidence from an Historical Experiment
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads View citations (9)
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2009) Downloads View citations (7)

    See also Journal Article in The Quarterly Journal of Economics (2011)
  3. Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade and the Origins of Mistrust in Africa
    2009 Meeting Papers, Society for Economic Dynamics View citations (20)

2008

  1. The Long-Term Effects of Africa's Slave Trades
    Scholarly Articles, Harvard University Department of Economics Downloads View citations (468)
    Also in MPRA Paper, University Library of Munich, Germany (2007) Downloads View citations (41)
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2007) Downloads View citations (4)

    See also Journal Article in The Quarterly Journal of Economics (2008)

2007

  1. Relationship-Specificity, Incomplete Contracts, and the Pattern of Trade
    Scholarly Articles, Harvard University Department of Economics Downloads View citations (836)
    Also in International Trade, University Library of Munich, Germany (2005) Downloads View citations (68)

    See also Journal Article in The Quarterly Journal of Economics (2007)
  2. Slavery, Inequality, and Economic Development in the Americas: An Examination of the Engerman-Sokoloff Hypothesis
    MPRA Paper, University Library of Munich, Germany Downloads View citations (8)

2006

  1. Putting the Lid on Lobbying: Tariff Structure and Long-Term Growth when Protection is for Sale
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (8)

2005

  1. Historical Legacies: A Model Linking Africa's Past to its Current Underdevelopment
    Development and Comp Systems, University Library of Munich, Germany Downloads View citations (13)
    See also Journal Article in Journal of Development Economics (2007)
  2. Slavery, Institutional Development and Long-Run Growth in Africa
    2005 Meeting Papers, Society for Economic Dynamics Downloads View citations (3)

2004

  1. Slavery, Institutional Development, and Long-Run Growth in Africa, 1400--2000
    International Trade, University Library of Munich, Germany Downloads View citations (1)

Journal Articles

2022

  1. On the Dynamics of Human Behavior: The Past, Present, and Future of Culture, Conflict, and Cooperation
    AEA Papers and Proceedings, 2022, 112, 15-37 Downloads
    See also Working Paper (2022)

2021

  1. Understanding Cultural Persistence and Change
    (Cultural Assimilation During the Age of Mass Migration)
    Review of Economic Studies, 2021, 88, (4), 1541-1581 Downloads View citations (15)
    See also Working Paper (2017)

2020

  1. Bride Price and Female Education
    Journal of Political Economy, 2020, 128, (2), 591 - 641 Downloads View citations (53)
    See also Working Paper (2018)
  2. Immigrants and the Making of America
    Review of Economic Studies, 2020, 87, (1), 382-419 Downloads View citations (54)
    See also Working Paper (2020)
  3. Segmentary Lineage Organization and Conflict in Sub‐Saharan Africa
    Econometrica, 2020, 88, (5), 1999-2036 Downloads View citations (10)

2019

  1. Rethinking economic development
    Canadian Journal of Economics, 2019, 52, (4), 1349-1373 Downloads View citations (3)
    Also in Canadian Journal of Economics/Revue canadienne d'économique, 2019, 52, (4), 1349-1373 (2019) Downloads View citations (2)

2018

  1. Ancestral Characteristics of Modern Populations
    Economic History of Developing Regions, 2018, 33, (1), 1-17 Downloads View citations (33)
    See also Working Paper (2018)
  2. Traditional agricultural practices and the sex ratio today
    PLOS ONE, 2018, 13, (1), 1-14 Downloads View citations (11)
    See also Working Paper (2018)

2017

  1. Keeping It in the Family: Lineage Organization and the Scope of Trust in Sub-Saharan Africa
    American Economic Review, 2017, 107, (5), 565-71 Downloads View citations (30)
    See also Working Paper (2017)
  2. Migrants and the Making of America: The Shortand Long-Run Effects of Immigration During the Age of Mass Migration
    ifo DICE Report, 2017, 15, (03), 30-34 Downloads View citations (31)
    See also Working Paper (2017)
  3. The Evolution of Culture and Institutions: Evidence From the Kuba Kingdom
    Econometrica, 2017, 85, 1065-1091 Downloads View citations (124)
    See also Working Paper (2015)
  4. Why Being Wrong Can Be Right: Magical Warfare Technologies and the Persistence of False Beliefs
    American Economic Review, 2017, 107, (5), 582-87 Downloads View citations (15)
    See also Working Paper (2017)

2015

  1. Understanding Ethnic Identity in Africa: Evidence from the Implicit Association Test (IAT)
    American Economic Review, 2015, 105, (5), 340-45 Downloads View citations (33)
    See also Working Paper (2015)

2014

  1. The Economics of Fair Trade
    Journal of Economic Perspectives, 2014, 28, (3), 217-36 Downloads View citations (70)
    See also Working Paper (2014)
  2. US Food Aid and Civil Conflict
    American Economic Review, 2014, 104, (6), 1630-66 Downloads View citations (259)

2013

  1. Commercial Imperialism? Political Influence and Trade during the Cold War
    American Economic Review, 2013, 103, (2), 863-96 Downloads View citations (123)
    See also Working Paper (2013)
  2. Incomplete contracts and the boundaries of the multinational firm
    Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2013, 94, (C), 330-344 Downloads View citations (98)
  3. On the Origins of Gender Roles: Women and the Plough
    The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2013, 128, (2), 469-530 Downloads View citations (894)
    See also Working Paper (2011)
  4. The Transmission of Democracy: From the Village to the Nation-State
    American Economic Review, 2013, 103, (3), 86-92 Downloads View citations (54)
    See also Working Paper (2013)

2012

  1. Culture and the Historical Process
    Economic History of Developing Regions, 2012, 27, (S1), S108-S126 Downloads View citations (111)
    See also Working Paper (2012)
  2. Ruggedness: The Blessing of Bad Geography in Africa
    The Review of Economics and Statistics, 2012, 94, (1), 20-36 Downloads View citations (558)
    See also Working Paper (2012)

2011

  1. Fertility and the Plough
    American Economic Review, 2011, 101, (3), 499-503 Downloads View citations (52)
    See also Working Paper (2011)
  2. The Potato's Contribution to Population and Urbanization: Evidence From A Historical Experiment
    The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2011, 126, (2), 593-650 Downloads View citations (260)
    See also Working Paper (2009)
  3. The Slave Trade and the Origins of Mistrust in Africa
    American Economic Review, 2011, 101, (7), 3221-52 Downloads View citations (896)
    See also Working Paper (2011)

2010

  1. Religious Conversion in Colonial Africa
    American Economic Review, 2010, 100, (2), 147-52 Downloads View citations (84)
    See also Working Paper (2010)
  2. The Columbian Exchange: A History of Disease, Food, and Ideas
    Journal of Economic Perspectives, 2010, 24, (2), 163-88 Downloads View citations (28)
    See also Working Paper (2010)
  3. The Structure of Tariffs and Long-Term Growth
    American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, 2010, 2, (4), 158-94 Downloads View citations (25)
    See also Working Paper (2010)

2009

  1. The Importance of History for Economic Development
    Annual Review of Economics, 2009, 1, (1), 65-92 Downloads View citations (315)
    See also Working Paper (2009)

2008

  1. The Long-term Effects of Africa's Slave Trades
    The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2008, 123, (1), 139-176 Downloads View citations (475)
    See also Working Paper (2008)

2007

  1. Historical legacies: A model linking Africa's past to its current underdevelopment
    Journal of Development Economics, 2007, 83, (1), 157-175 Downloads View citations (66)
    See also Working Paper (2005)
  2. Relationship-Specificity, Incomplete Contracts, and the Pattern of Trade
    The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2007, 122, (2), 569-600 Downloads View citations (856)
    See also Working Paper (2007)

Edited books

2014

  1. Africa's Development in Historical Perspective
    Cambridge Books, Cambridge University Press View citations (50)
  2. Africa's Development in Historical Perspective
    Cambridge Books, Cambridge University Press View citations (47)

Chapters

2014

  1. Domestic Institutions as a Source of Comparative Advantage
    Elsevier Downloads View citations (92)
    See also Working Paper (2013)
  2. Historical Development
    Chapter 07 in Handbook of Economic Growth, 2014, vol. 2, pp 347-402 Downloads View citations (34)
  3. The Determinants of Food-Aid Provisions to Africa and the Developing World
    A chapter in African Successes, Volume IV: Sustainable Growth, 2014, pp 161-178 Downloads View citations (3)
    See also Working Paper (2010)
 
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