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Isolation and Development


Quamrul Ashraf


Williams College - Department of Economics

Oded Galor


Brown University - Department of Economics; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Ömer Özak


Southern Methodist University - Department of Economics

November 2009

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP7531

Abstract:     
This paper exploits cross-country variation in the degree of geographical isolation, prior to the advent of sea-faring and airborne transportation technologies, to examine its impact on the course of economic development across the globe.

The empirical investigation establishes that prehistoric geographical isolation has generated a persistent beneficial effect on the process of development and contributed to the contemporary variation in the standard of living across countries.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 16

Keywords: Agglomeration, Development, Globalization, Growth, Isolation

JEL Classification: F15, N7, O10

working papers series





Date posted: November 17, 2009  

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Ashraf, Quamrul and Galor, Oded and Özak, Ömer, Isolation and Development (November 2009). CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP7531. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1507527

Contact Information

Quamrul Ashraf (Contact Author)
Williams College - Department of Economics ( email )
Schapiro Hall
24 Hopkins Hall Drive
Williamstown, MA 01267
United States
(413) 597-2476 (Phone)
(413) 597-4045 (Fax)
HOME PAGE: http://econ.williams.edu/people/qha1
Oded Galor
Brown University - Department of Economics ( email )
Providence, RI 02912
United States
HOME PAGE: http://www.econ.brown.edu/fac/Oded_Galor/
Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)
77 Bastwick Street
London, EC1V 3PZ
United Kingdom
HOME PAGE: http://www.econ.brown.edu/fac/Oded_Galor/
Ömer Özak
Southern Methodist University - Department of Economics ( email )
Dallas, TX 75275
United States
+1-214-768-2755 (Phone)
+1-214-768-1821 (Fax)
HOME PAGE: http://omerozak.com
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