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Information and its use by animals in evolutionary ecology.
Information is a crucial currency for animals from both a behavioural and evolutionary perspective. Adaptive behaviour relies upon accurate estimation of relevant ecological parameters; the betterExpand
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The roots of ethnic diversity
The level of ethnic diversity is believed to have significant consequences for economic and political development within countries. In this article, we provide a theoretical and empirical analysis ofExpand
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Social capital vs institutions in the growth process
Is social capital always important for economic growth? A number of recent micro studies suggest that interpersonal trust and social capital will have its greatest impact on economic performance whenExpand
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Biogeography and Long-Run Economic Development
The transition from a hunter-gather economy to agricultural production, which made possible the endogenous technological progress that ultimately led to the industrial revolution, is one of the mostExpand
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Origins of the Sicilian Mafia: The Market for Lemons
Since its first appearance in the late 1800s, the origins of the Sicilian mafia have remained a largely unresolved mystery. Both institutional and historical explanations have been proposed in theExpand
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Knowledge as a Set in Idea Space: An Epistemological View on Growth
This articlepresents a model of knowledge, seen as a set of ideas definedin a multidimensional idea space. Knowledge is created throughconvex combinations of older ideas and through paradigmExpand
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Bayes' theorem and its applications in animal behaviour
Bayesian decision theory can be used to model animal behaviour. In this paper we give an overview of the theoretical concepts in such models. We also review the biological contexts in which BayesianExpand
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Geography, Biogeography and Why Some Countries are Rich and Others Poor
  • D. Hibbs, O. Olsson
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
  • 9 March 2004
The most important event in human economic history before the industrial revolution was the Neolithic transition from a nomadic hunter-gatherer lifestyle to sedentary agriculture, beginningExpand
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On the democratic legacy of colonialism
The article features a temporal approach to analyzing the impact of Western colonialism on contemporary levels of democracy. We present a new data set with dates of colonization, independence, and aExpand
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Seasonal variation in home-range size, and habitat area requirement of the lesser spotted woodpecker (Dendrocopos minor) in southern Sweden
Seasonal variation in home-range size and habitat area requirement of lesser spotted woodpeckers (Dendrocopos minor) were studied by radio-tracking in southern Sweden for 6 years. Home-range size didExpand
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