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Replication data for: The Agricultural Origins of Time Preference

Version
1
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Galor, Oded
  • Özak, Ömer
Publication Date
2016-10-01
Description
  • Abstract

    This research explores the origins of observed differences in time preference across countries and regions. Exploiting a natural experiment associated with the expansion of suitable crops for cultivation in the course of the Columbian Exchange, the research establishes that pre-industrial agro-climatic characteristics which were conducive to higher return to agricultural investment triggered selection, adaptation, and learning processes that generated a persistent positive effect on the prevalence of long-term orientation in the contemporary era. Furthermore, the research establishes that these agro-climatic characteristics have had a culturally embodied impact on economic behavior such as technological adoption, education, saving, and smoking.
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  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/aer.20150020 (Text)
Publications
  • Galor, Oded, and Ömer Özak. “The Agricultural Origins of Time Preference.” American Economic Review 106, no. 10 (October 2016): 3064–3103. https://doi.org/10.1257/aer.20150020.
    • ID: 10.1257/aer.20150020 (DOI)

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

Galor, Oded; Özak, Ömer (2016): Replication data for: The Agricultural Origins of Time Preference. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E113035V1