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Natural Land Productivity, Cooperation and Comparative Development

Anastasia Litina ()

MPRA Paper from University Library of Munich, Germany

Abstract: This research advances the hypothesis that natural land productivity in the past, and its effect on the desirable level of cooperation in the agricultural sector, had a persistent effect on the evolution of social capital, the process of industrialization and comparative economic development across the globe. Exploiting exogenous sources of variations in land productivity across a) countries; b) individuals within a country, and c) migrants of different ancestry within a country, the research establishes that lower level of land productivity in the past is associated with more intense cooperation and higher levels of contemporary social capital and development.

Keywords: Land productivity; Cooperation; Social Capital; Trust; Growth; Development; Agriculture; Industrialization (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O11 O13 O14 O3 O31 O33 O4 O5 O50 O57 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014-09-09
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-agr, nep-eff, nep-evo, nep-gro and nep-soc
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