Boris Gershman

American University - Department of Economics

Associate Professor

4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW

Washington, DC 20016-8029

United States

http://www.borisgershman.com

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1.

Witchcraft Beliefs, Social Relations, and Development

Number of pages: 37 Posted: 02 Aug 2021 Last Revised: 14 Jul 2023
Boris Gershman
American University - Department of Economics
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Culture, Development, Institutions, Religion, Social capital, Witchcraft

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Witchcraft Beliefs as a Cultural Legacy of the Atlantic Slave Trade: Evidence from Two Continents

Number of pages: 67 Posted: 03 Jan 2018 Last Revised: 20 Feb 2020
Boris Gershman
American University - Department of Economics
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Culture, Persistence, Slave trade, Slavery, Superstition, Witchcraft

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The Two Sides of Envy

Number of pages: 64 Posted: 28 Sep 2010 Last Revised: 13 Dec 2014
Boris Gershman
American University - Department of Economics
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Economic growth, Envy, Inequality, Property rights, Redistribution

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Witchcraft Beliefs Around the World: An Exploratory Analysis

Number of pages: 47 Posted: 09 Jun 2022 Last Revised: 23 Oct 2022
Boris Gershman
American University - Department of Economics
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Conformity, Culture, Development, Happiness, Innovation, Institutions, Religion, Social capital, Witchcraft beliefs

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Witchcraft Beliefs and the Erosion of Social Capital: Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa and Beyond

Number of pages: 66 Posted: 05 Apr 2015 Last Revised: 02 Dec 2015
Boris Gershman
American University - Department of Economics
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Culture, Persistence, Social capital, Superstition, Trust, Witchcraft

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The Economic Origins of the Evil Eye Belief

Number of pages: 49 Posted: 11 Aug 2013 Last Revised: 13 Dec 2014
Boris Gershman
American University - Department of Economics
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Culture, Envy, Evil eye belief, Inequality, Institutions, Superstition

How Inflation Affects Macroeconomic Performance: An Agent-Based Computational Investigation

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 09 Jul 2012 Last Revised: 11 Jul 2012
Quamrul H. Ashraf, Boris Gershman and Peter Howitt
Williams College - Department of Economics, American University - Department of Economics and Brown University - Department of Economics
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Agent-based computational model, inflation, price dispersion, firm turnover

How Inflation Affects Macroeconomic Performance: An Agent-Based Computational Investigation

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 07 Jul 2012 Last Revised: 06 Jul 2013
Quamrul H. Ashraf, Boris Gershman and Peter Howitt
Williams College - Department of Economics, American University - Department of Economics and Brown University - Department of Economics
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agent-based computational model, inflation, price dispersion, firm turnover

How Inflation Affects Macroeconomic Performance: An Agent-Based Computational Investigation

NBER Working Paper No. w18225
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 14 Jul 2012 Last Revised: 20 Apr 2023
Quamrul H. Ashraf, Boris Gershman and Peter Howitt
Williams College - Department of Economics, American University - Department of Economics and Brown University - Department of Economics
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Long-Run Development and the New Cultural Economics

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 07 Sep 2016
Boris Gershman
American University - Department of Economics
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Culture, Cultural Persistence, Cultural Transmission, Long-Run Development

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Subnational Diversity in Sub-Saharan Africa: Insights from a New Dataset

Number of pages: 65 Posted: 13 Oct 2016 Last Revised: 26 Jan 2018
Boris Gershman and Diego Rivera
American University - Department of Economics and American University - Department of Economics
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African development, ethnolinguistic diversity, public goods provision, religious diversity, subnational analysis

Banks, Market Organization, and Macroeconomic Performance: An Agent-Based Computational Analysis

Number of pages: 63 Posted: 23 May 2011 Last Revised: 04 Sep 2016
Quamrul H. Ashraf, Boris Gershman and Peter Howitt
Williams College - Department of Economics, American University - Department of Economics and Brown University - Department of Economics
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Agent-based computational model, Market organization, Banking system, Macroeconomic stability, Financial stabilizer

Banks, Market Organization, and Macroeconomic Performance: An Agent-Based Computational Analysis

NBER Working Paper No. w17102
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 06 Jun 2011 Last Revised: 26 Mar 2023
Quamrul H. Ashraf, Boris Gershman and Peter Howitt
Williams College - Department of Economics, American University - Department of Economics and Brown University - Department of Economics
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Witchcraft Beliefs and Subjective Well-Being

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 09 Feb 2023 Last Revised: 15 Jul 2023
Boris Gershman
American University - Department of Economics
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Happiness, Life Satisfaction, Religion, Religiosity, Subjective Well-Being, Supernatural Beliefs, Witchcraft

Capital-Skill Complementarity and the Emergence of Labor Emancipation

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 6423
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 10 May 2017
Williams College - Department of Economics, University of Bergamo, Brown University - Department of Economics, American University - Department of Economics and University of Cologne - Center for Macroeconomic Research (CMR)
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labor coercion, serfdom, emancipation, industrialization, physical capital accumulation, capital-skill complementarity, demand for human capital, nineteenth-century Prussia

Capital-Skill Complementarity and the Emergence of Labor Emancipation

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP12822
Number of pages: 96 Posted: 05 Apr 2018
Williams College - Department of Economics, University of Bergamo, Brown University - Department of Economics, American University - Department of Economics and University of Cologne - Center for Macroeconomic Research (CMR)
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capital-skill complementarity, demand for human capital, emancipation, Industrialization, Labor coercion, nineteenth-century Prussia, physical capital accumulation, serfdom

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Headhunting and Warfare in Austronesia: A Phylogenetic Comparative Analysis

Number of pages: 48 Posted: 12 Jul 2023 Last Revised: 21 Mar 2024
Boris Gershman and Tinatin Mumladze
American University - Department of Economics and American University
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Austronesia, Conflict, Correlated Evolution, Culture, Headhunting, Phylogenetic Comparative Methods, Supernatural Beliefs, Warfare

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Measuring Regional Ethnolinguistic Diversity in Sub-Saharan Africa: Surveys vs. GIS

Number of pages: 8 Posted: 30 Aug 2016 Last Revised: 26 Jan 2018
Boris Gershman and Diego Rivera
American University - Department of Economics and American University - Department of Economics
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African Development, Ethnolinguistic Diversity, GIS, Subnational Analysis