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A Western Reversal since the Neolithic? The long-run impact of early agriculture


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Title: A Western Reversal since the Neolithic? The long-run impact of early agriculture
Authors: Olsson, Ola
Paik, Christopher
Issue Date: Jan-2013
Extent: 66 pages
Publication type: report
Organization: Dept of Economics, University of Gothenburg
Series/Report no.: Working Papers in Economics
552
Keywords: Neolithic agriculture
comparative development
Abstract: While it is widely believed that regions which experienced a transition to Neolithic agriculture early also become institutionally and economically more advanced, many indicators suggest that within the Western agricultural core (including Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, and Southwest Asia), communities that adopted agriculture early in fact have weaker institutions and poorly functioning economies today. In the current paper, we attempt to integrate both of these trends in a coherent ... more
ISSN: 1403-2465
Description: JEL Codes: N50; O43
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/32052
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