Reversals of national fortune, and social science methodologies.

  • Jared Diamond
  • Published 2014 in
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…

Abstract

Among non-European regions colonized by Europeans, regions that were relatively richer five centuries ago (like Mexico, Peru, and India) tend to be poorer today, while regions that originally were relatively poorer (like the United States, Chile, and Australia) tend now to be richer. Acemoglu, Johnson, and Robinson (abbreviated AJR) established the… (More)
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1415280111

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