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Replication data for: The 'Out of Africa' Hypothesis, Human Genetic Diversity, and Comparative Economic Development

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1
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Ashraf, Quamrul
  • Galor, Oded
Publication Date
2013-02-01
Description
  • Abstract

    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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  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/aer.103.1.1 (Text)
Publications
  • Ashraf, Quamrul, and Oded Galor. “The ‘Out of Africa’ Hypothesis, Human Genetic Diversity, and Comparative Economic Development.” American Economic Review 103, no. 1 (February 2013): 1–46. https://doi.org/10.1257/aer.103.1.1.
    • ID: 10.1257/aer.103.1.1 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-10-12

Ashraf, Quamrul; Galor, Oded (2013): Replication data for: The 'Out of Africa' Hypothesis, Human Genetic Diversity, and Comparative Economic Development. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E112588V1