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The Macrogenoeconomics of Comparative Development

Quamrul Ashraf () and Oded Galor ()

No 10474, IZA Discussion Papers from Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)

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; human evolution; natural selection; genes; race; the "out of Africa" hypothesis; genetic diversity (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O11 N10 N30 Z10 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-afr, nep-evo and nep-his
Date: 2017-01
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