Biogeographical Conditions, the Transition to Agriculture and Long-Run Growth

  • Michael Bleaney, Arcangelo Dimico
  • Published 2009


We use new data on the timing of the transition to agriculture, developed by Putterman and Trainor (2006), to test the theory of Diamond (1997) and Olsson and Hibbs (2005) that an earlier transition is reflected in higher incomes today. Our results confirm the theory, even after controlling for institutional quality and other geographical factors. The date… (More)


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