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The Macrogenoeconomics of Comparative Development

Quamrul Ashraf () and Oded Galor ()

No 11873, CEPR Discussion Papers from C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers

Abstract: The importance of evolutionary forces for comparative economic performance across societies has been the focus of a vibrant literature, highlighting the roles played by the Neolithic Revolution and the prehistoric "out of Africa"� migration of anatomically modern humans in generating worldwide variations in the composition of human traits. This essay surveys this literature and examines the contribution of a recent hypothesis regarding the evolutionary origins of comparative economic development, set forth in Nicholas Wade's A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race and Human History, to this important line of research.

Keywords: Comparative development; genes; genetic diversity; human evolution; natural selection; race; the “out of Africa†hypothesis (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: N10 N30 O11 Z10 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-gro and nep-his
Date: 2017-02
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