Immigrants' Genes: Genetic Diversity and Economic Development in the United States

@article{Ager2018ImmigrantsGG,
  title={Immigrants' Genes: Genetic Diversity and Economic Development in the United States},
  author={Philipp Ager and Markus G. Brueckner},
  journal={ERN: Other Macroeconomics: Prices},
  year={2018}
}
This paper examines the relationship between immigrants' genetic diversity and economic development in the United States during the late nineteenth and the beginning of the twentieth centuries, a period commonly referred to as the age of mass migration from Europe to the New World. Our panel model estimates show that during this period, immigrants' genetic diversity is significantly positively correlated with measures of U.S. counties' economic development. There exists also a significant… Expand
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