Nathan Nunn

Harvard University - Department of Economics

Professor

Littauer Center

Cambridge, MA 02138

United States

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On the Origins of Gender Roles: Women and the Plough

Harvard Institute of Economic Research Discussion Paper No. 2194
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 01 Jun 2011
Harvard University - Department of Economics, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Anderson School of Management and Harvard University - Department of Economics
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Culture, beliefs, values, gender roles

On the Origins of Gender Roles: Women and the Plough

NBER Working Paper No. w17098
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 31 May 2011
Harvard University - Department of Economics, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Anderson School of Management and Harvard University - Department of Economics
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On the Origins of Gender Roles: Women and the Plough

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5735
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 31 May 2011
Harvard University - Department of Economics, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Anderson School of Management and Harvard University - Department of Economics
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culture, beliefs, values, gender roles

Migrants and the Making of America: The Short- and Long-Run Effects of Immigration During the Age of Mass Migration

Number of pages: 50 Posted: 09 Mar 2017
Sandra Sequeira, Nathan Nunn and Nancy Qian
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE), Harvard University - Department of Economics and Yale University - Department of Economics
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Immigration, historical persistence, economic development

Migrants and the Making of America: The Short- and Long-Run Effects of Immigration During the Age of Mass Migration

NBER Working Paper No. w23289
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 05 Apr 2017
Sandra Sequeira, Nathan Nunn and Nancy Qian
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE), Harvard University - Department of Economics and Yale University - Department of Economics
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Migrants and the Making of America: The Short and Long Run Effects of Immigration During the Age of Mass Migration

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP11899
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 16 Mar 2017
Nathan Nunn, Nancy Qian and Sandra Sequeira
Harvard University - Department of Economics, Yale University - Department of Economics and London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE)
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economic development, historical persistence, Immigration

The Importance of History for Economic Development

NBER Working Paper No. w14899
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 20 Apr 2009 Last Revised: 18 Sep 2010
Nathan Nunn
Harvard University - Department of Economics
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The Importance of History for Economic Development

Annual Review of Economics, Vol. 1, pp. 65-92, 2009
Posted: 04 Jun 2010
Nathan Nunn
Harvard University - Department of Economics

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The Importance of History for Economic Development

Annual Review of Economics, Vol. 1, pp. 65-92, 2009
Posted: 31 Aug 2011
Nathan Nunn
Harvard University - Department of Economics

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Winter is Coming: The Long-Run Effects of Climate Change on Conflict, 1400-1900

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10475
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 22 Jan 2017
Murat Iyigun, Nathan Nunn and Nancy Qian
University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Economics, Harvard University - Department of Economics and Yale University - Department of Economics
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environment, development, political economy

Winter is Coming: The Long-Run Effects of Climate Change on Conflict, 1400-1900

NBER Working Paper No. w23033
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 17 Jan 2017
Murat Iyigun, Nathan Nunn and Nancy Qian
University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Economics, Harvard University - Department of Economics and Yale University - Department of Economics
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Winter is Coming: The Long-Run Effects of Climate Change on Conflict, 1400-1900

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP11760
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 17 Jan 2017
Murat Iyigun, Nathan Nunn and Nancy Qian
University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Economics, Harvard University - Department of Economics and Yale University - Department of Economics
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Development, economic history, Environment, political economy

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The Slave Trade and the Origins of Mistrust in Africa

NBER Working Paper No. w14783
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 17 Mar 2009
Nathan Nunn and Leonard Wantchekon
Harvard University - Department of Economics and Princeton University
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The Long-Term Effects of Africa's Slave Trades

NBER Working Paper No. w13367
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 10 Sep 2007 Last Revised: 12 Jul 2010
Nathan Nunn
Harvard University - Department of Economics
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The Long-Run Effects of Agricultural Productivity on Conflict, 1400-1900

Buffett Institute Global Poverty Research Lab Working Paper No. 17-114
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 21 Feb 2018
Murat Iyigun, Nathan Nunn and Nancy Qian
University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Economics, Harvard University - Department of Economics and Yale University - Department of Economics
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conflict, natural resources, long-run development

The Long-Run Effects of Agricultural Productivity on Conflict, 1400-1900

IZA Discussion Paper No. 11189
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 16 Dec 2017
Murat Iyigun, Nathan Nunn and Nancy Qian
University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Economics, Harvard University - Department of Economics and Yale University - Department of Economics
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conflict, natural resources, long-run development

The Long-Run Effects of Agricultural Productivity on Conflict, 1400-1900

NBER Working Paper No. w24066
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 06 Dec 2017
Murat Iyigun, Nathan Nunn and Nancy Qian
University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Economics, Harvard University - Department of Economics and Yale University - Department of Economics
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The Long-Run Effects of Agricultural Productivity on Conflict, 1400-1900

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP12457
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 01 Dec 2017
Murat Iyigun, Nathan Nunn and Nancy Qian
University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Economics, Harvard University - Department of Economics and Yale University - Department of Economics
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conflict, Long-run development, Natural resources

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Fertility and the Plough

NBER Working Paper No. w16718
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 24 Jan 2011
Harvard University - Department of Economics, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Anderson School of Management and Harvard University - Department of Economics
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Fertility and the Plough

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5502
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 21 Feb 2011
Harvard University - Department of Economics, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Anderson School of Management and Harvard University - Department of Economics
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cultural norms, plough, fertility

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Bride Price and Female Education

NBER Working Paper No. w22417
Number of pages: 77 Posted: 18 Jul 2016
Harvard Business School, University of Toronto, Harvard University - Department of Economics and University of Chicago
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Culture and the Historical Process

NBER Working Paper No. w17869
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 24 Feb 2012
Nathan Nunn
Harvard University - Department of Economics
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Ruggedness: The Blessing of Bad Geography in Africa

NBER Working Paper No. w14918
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 29 Apr 2009 Last Revised: 05 May 2009
Nathan Nunn and Diego Puga
Harvard University - Department of Economics and IMDEA Social Sciences
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Ruggedness: The Blessing of Bad Geography in Africa

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP6253
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 22 May 2008
Nathan Nunn and Diego Puga
Harvard University - Department of Economics and Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Centre de Recerca en Economia Internacional (CREI)
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Africa, economic development, geography, slave trades, terrain ruggedness

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Understanding Cultural Persistence and Change

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10930
Number of pages: 79 Posted: 31 Aug 2017
Paola Giuliano and Nathan Nunn
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Anderson School of Management and Harvard University - Department of Economics
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cultural persistence, cultural change, tradition

Understanding Cultural Persistence and Change

NBER Working Paper No. w23617
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 25 Jul 2017
Paola Giuliano and Nathan Nunn
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Anderson School of Management and Harvard University - Department of Economics
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Understanding Cultural Persistence and Change

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP12170
Number of pages: 80 Posted: 25 Jul 2017
Paola Giuliano and Nathan Nunn
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Anderson School of Management and Harvard University - Department of Economics
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Cultural change, Cultural persistence, weather instability

The Potato's Contribution to Population and Urbanization: Evidence from an Historical Experiment

NBER Working Paper No. w15157
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 21 Jul 2009 Last Revised: 10 Aug 2009
Nathan Nunn and Nancy Qian
Harvard University - Department of Economics and Yale University - Department of Economics
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The Potato's Contribution to Population and Urbanization: Evidence from an Historical Experiment

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP7364
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 26 Aug 2009
Nathan Nunn and Nancy Qian
Harvard University - Department of Economics and Yale University - Department of Economics
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agriculture, Columbian Exchange, Demography, Economic Development, Industrialization, potato

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Why Being Wrong Can Be Right: Magical Warfare Technologies and the Persistence of False Beliefs

NBER Working Paper No. w23207
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 22 Mar 2017
Nathan Nunn and Raul Sanchez de la Sierra
Harvard University - Department of Economics and UC Berkeley (Haas)
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Commercial Imperialism? Political Influence and Trade During the Cold War

NBER Working Paper No. w15981
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 17 May 2010 Last Revised: 05 Sep 2010
New York University, New York University - Department of Economics, Harvard University - Department of Economics and New York University (NYU) - Wilf Family Department of Politics
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Aiding Conflict: The Impact of U.S. Food Aid on Civil War

NBER Working Paper No. w17794
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 27 Jan 2012 Last Revised: 18 Nov 2013
Nathan Nunn and Nancy Qian
Harvard University - Department of Economics and Yale University - Department of Economics
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Aiding Conflict: The Impact of U.S. Food Aid on Civil War

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP8799
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 01 Mar 2012
Nathan Nunn and Nancy Qian
Harvard University - Department of Economics and Yale University - Department of Economics
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Civil Conflict, Foreign Aid, Humanitarian Aid

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Domestic Institutions as a Source of Comparative Advantage

NBER Working Paper No. w18851
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 02 Mar 2013
Nathan Nunn and Daniel Trefler
Harvard University - Department of Economics and University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management
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The Transmission of Democracy: From the Village to the Nation-State

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7156
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 02 Feb 2013
Paola Giuliano and Nathan Nunn
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Anderson School of Management and Harvard University - Department of Economics
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local institutions, historical persistence, democracy

The Transmission of Democracy: From the Village to the Nation-State

NBER Working Paper No. w18722
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 18 Jan 2013
Paola Giuliano and Nathan Nunn
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Anderson School of Management and Harvard University - Department of Economics
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The Transmission of Democracy: From the Village to the Nation-State

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP9304
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 01 Feb 2013
Paola Giuliano and Nathan Nunn
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Anderson School of Management and Harvard University - Department of Economics
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democracy, historical persistence, local institutions

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The Economics of Fair Trade

NBER Working Paper No. w20357
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 04 Aug 2014
Harvard University, Committee on Sustainability Assessment (COSA) and Harvard University - Department of Economics
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Putting the Lid on Lobbying: Tariff Structure and Long-Term Growth When Protection is for Sale

NBER Working Paper No. w12164
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 21 May 2006 Last Revised: 28 Sep 2010
Nathan Nunn and Daniel Trefler
Harvard University - Department of Economics and University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management
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The Determinants of Food Aid Provisions to Africa and the Developing World

NBER Working Paper No. w16610
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 18 Dec 2010 Last Revised: 16 Nov 2014
Nathan Nunn and Nancy Qian
Harvard University - Department of Economics and Yale University - Department of Economics
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The Evolution of Culture and Institutions: Evidence from the Kuba Kingdom

NBER Working Paper No. w21798
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 14 Dec 2015
Harvard University, Harvard University - Department of Economics, University of Chicago - Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies and Harvard University
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Social Structure and Conflict: Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa

NBER Working Paper No. w24209
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 17 Jan 2018
Jacob Moscona, Nathan Nunn and James Robinson
Harvard University, Harvard University - Department of Economics and University of Chicago - Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies
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The Effects of Fair Trade Certification: Evidence from Coffee Producers in Costa Rica

NBER Working Paper No. w24260
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 29 Jan 2018
Raluca Dragusanu and Nathan Nunn
Harvard University and Harvard University - Department of Economics
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Distrust and Political Turnover

NBER Working Paper No. w24187
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 09 Jan 2018
Nathan Nunn, Nancy Qian and Jaya Wen
Harvard University - Department of Economics, Yale University - Department of Economics and Yale University
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Distrust and Political Turnover

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP12555
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 08 Jan 2018
Nathan Nunn, Nancy Qian and Jaya Wen
Harvard University - Department of Economics, Yale University - Department of Economics and Yale University
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Political Turnover, Recession, Trust

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Understanding Ethnic Identity in Africa: Evidence from the Implicit Association Test (Iat)

NBER Working Paper No. w20885
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 27 Jan 2015 Last Revised: 31 Jan 2015
Harvard University, Harvard University - Department of Economics, Harvard University - Department of Government and Harvard University
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Ancestral Characteristics of Modern Populations

IZA Discussion Paper No. 11528
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 30 May 2018
Paola Giuliano and Nathan Nunn
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Anderson School of Management and Harvard University - Department of Economics
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historical development, persistence, cultural traits, political institutions

Ancestral Characteristics of Modern Populations

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP12909
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 24 May 2018
Paola Giuliano and Nathan Nunn
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Anderson School of Management and Harvard University - Department of Economics
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cultural traits, Historical development, Persistence, Political Institutions

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On the Origins of Gender Roles: Women and the Plough

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP8418
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 16 Jun 2011
Harvard University - Department of Economics, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Anderson School of Management and Harvard University - Department of Economics
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beliefs, Culture, gender roles., values

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Fertility and the Plough

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP8261
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 14 Mar 2011
Harvard University - Department of Economics, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Anderson School of Management and Harvard University - Department of Economics
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cultural norms, fertility, plough

Traditional Agricultural Practices and the Sex Ratio Today

IZA Discussion Paper No. 11463
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 02 May 2018
Harvard University - Department of Economics, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Anderson School of Management and Harvard University - Department of Economics
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sex ratio, gender roles, cultural transmission, historical persistence

Traditional Agricultural Practices and the Sex Ratio Today

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP12856
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 16 Apr 2018
Harvard University - Department of Economics, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Anderson School of Management and Harvard University - Department of Economics
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Cultural Transmission, gender roles, historical persistence, Sex ratio

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Keeping it in the Family: Lineage Organization and the Scope of Trust in Sub-Saharan Africa

NBER Working Paper No. w23196
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 27 Feb 2017
Jacob Moscona, Nathan Nunn and James Robinson
Harvard University, Harvard University - Department of Economics and University of Chicago - Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies
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