Ömer Özak

Southern Methodist University - Department of Economics

Assistant Professor

Dallas, TX 75275

United States

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Geographical Origins and Economic Consequences of Language Structures

Number of pages: 63 Posted: 18 Aug 2016 Last Revised: 05 Feb 2017
Oded Galor, Ömer Özak and Assaf Sarid
Brown University - Department of Economics, Southern Methodist University - Department of Economics and University of Haifa
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Comparative Development, Cultural Evolution, Language Structure, Future Tense, Politeness Distinctions, Grammatical Gender, Human Capital, Education

Geographical Origins and Economic Consequences of Language Structures

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 6149
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 01 Dec 2016
Oded Galor, Ömer Özak and Assaf Sarid
Brown University - Department of Economics, Southern Methodist University - Department of Economics and University of Haifa
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Comparative Development, Cultural Evolution, Language Structure, Future Tense, Politeness Distinctions, Grammatical Gender, Human Capital, Education

Geographical Origins and Economic Consequences of Language Structures

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10379
Number of pages: 73 Posted: 05 Dec 2016
Oded Galor, Ömer Özak and Assaf Sarid
Brown University - Department of Economics, Southern Methodist University - Department of Economics and University of Haifa
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comparative development, cultural evolution, language structure, future tense, politeness distinctions, grammatical gender, human capital, education

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The Agricultural Origins of Time Preference

American Economic Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 107 Posted: 26 Aug 2014 Last Revised: 19 Aug 2016
Oded Galor and Ömer Özak
Brown University - Department of Economics and Southern Methodist University - Department of Economics
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Time preference, Delayed Gratification, Cultural Evolution, Economic Development, Comparative Development, Human Capital, Education, Saving, Smoking

The Agricultural Origins of Time Preference

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 5211
Number of pages: 145 Posted: 10 Mar 2015
Oded Galor and Ömer Özak
Brown University - Department of Economics and Southern Methodist University - Department of Economics
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time preference, delayed gratification, economic growth, culture, agriculture, economic development, evolution

The Agricultural Origins of Time Preference

IZA Discussion Paper No. 8427
Number of pages: 110 Posted: 27 Sep 2014
Oded Galor and Ömer Özak
Brown University - Department of Economics and Southern Methodist University - Department of Economics
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time preference, delayed gratification, economic growth, culture, agriculture, economic development, evolution

The Agricultural Origins of Time Preference

NBER Working Paper No. w20438
Number of pages: 109 Posted: 03 Sep 2014 Last Revised: 07 May 2021
Oded Galor and Ömer Özak
Brown University - Department of Economics and Southern Methodist University - Department of Economics
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The Agricultural Origins of Time Preference

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP10122
Number of pages: 111 Posted: 23 Oct 2014
Oded Galor and Ömer Özak
Brown University - Department of Economics and Southern Methodist University - Department of Economics
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agriculture, culture, delayed gratification, economic development, economic growth, evolution, time preference

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Land Productivity and Economic Development: Caloric Suitability vs. Agricultural Suitability

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 01 Jul 2015 Last Revised: 13 Jul 2015
Oded Galor and Ömer Özak
Brown University - Department of Economics and Southern Methodist University - Department of Economics
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Caloric Suitability, Agricultural Suitability, Agricultural Productivity, Land Productivity, Economic Development, Population Density

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Distance to the Pre-industrial Technological Frontier and Economic Development

Number of pages: 108 Posted: 22 Jan 2012 Last Revised: 28 Feb 2018
Ömer Özak
Southern Methodist University - Department of Economics
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Comparative Development, Geographical Distance, Culture and Technology, Innovation, Technological Diffusion and Imitation, Patenting Activity, Entrepreneurship

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The Origins and Long-Run Consequences of the Division of Labor

Number of pages: 86 Posted: 24 Aug 2016 Last Revised: 15 Nov 2017
Emilio Depetris-Chauvin and Ömer Özak
Pontifical Catholic University of Chile and Southern Methodist University - Department of Economics
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Comparative Development, Division of Labor, Economic Specialization, Human Capital, Skill-Bias, Population Diversity, Cultural Diversity, Persistence, Human Capital, Skill-Bias

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Borderline Disorder: (De facto) Historical Ethnic Borders and Contemporary Conflict in Africa

Number of pages: 98 Posted: 12 Mar 2020
Emilio Depetris-Chauvin and Ömer Özak
Pontifical Catholic University of Chile and Southern Methodist University - Department of Economics
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Borders, Conflict, Territory, Property Rights, Landownership, Population Pressure, Migration, Historical Homelands, Development, Africa, Voronoi Tesselation, Thiessen Tesselation

Optimal Consumption under Uncertainty, Liquidity Constraints, and Bounded Rationality

Number of pages: 55 Posted: 16 May 2012
Ömer Özak
Southern Methodist University - Department of Economics
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Adaptive learning models, bounded rationality, dynamic programming, consumption function, behavioral economics, liquidity constraint, Markov process

Optimal Consumption Under Uncertainty, Liquidity Constraints, and Bounded Rationality

Number of pages: 68 Posted: 10 Oct 2013
Ömer Özak
Southern Methodist University - Department of Economics
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Adaptive learning models, bounded rationality, dynamic programming, consumption function, behavioral economics, saving behavior

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Geographical Origins of Language Structures

Number of pages: 81 Posted: 09 Jan 2018
Oded Galor, Ömer Özak and Assaf Sarid
Brown University - Department of Economics, Southern Methodist University - Department of Economics and University of Haifa
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Comparative Development, Cultural Evolution, Language Structure, Future Tense, Politeness Distinctions, Long-Term Orientation, Grammatical Gender, Gender Bias, Hierarchy, Emergence of States

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Population Diversity, Division of Labor and the Emergence of Trade and State

Number of pages: 68 Posted: 25 Oct 2015 Last Revised: 27 Oct 2015
Emilio Depetris-Chauvin and Ömer Özak
Pontifical Catholic University of Chile and Southern Methodist University - Department of Economics
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Economic Specialization, Division of Labor, Trade, State Formation, Population Diversity, Population Heterogeneity, Genetic Diversity, Diversity, Emergence of State, Persistence, Out of Africa

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The Origins of the Division of Labor in Pre-Industrial Times

Number of pages: 101 Posted: 27 Feb 2018 Last Revised: 07 Jul 2020
Emilio Depetris-Chauvin and Ömer Özak
Pontifical Catholic University of Chile and Southern Methodist University - Department of Economics
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Comparative Development, Division of Labor, Economic Specialization, Intra-Ethnic Diversity, Cultural Diversity, Population Diversity, Genetic Diversity, Linguistic Diversity

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Culture, Diffusion, and Economic Development

Number of pages: 50 Posted: 07 Apr 2016
Ani Harutyunyan and Ömer Özak
Sunwater Institute and Southern Methodist University - Department of Economics
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comparative economic development, economic growth, culture, barriers to technological diffusion, genetic distances, linguistic distances

Culture, Diffusion, and Economic Development

LICOS Discussion Paper Series, Discussion Paper 382/2016
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 30 Nov 2016
Ani Harutyunyan and Ömer Özak
Sunwater Institute and Southern Methodist University - Department of Economics
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Comparative economic development, economic growth, culture, barriers to technological diffusion, genetic distances, linguistic distances

Geographical Roots of the Coevolution of Cultural and Linguistic Traits

Number of pages: 83 Posted: 08 Dec 2018
Oded Galor, Ömer Özak and Assaf Sarid
Brown University - Department of Economics, Southern Methodist University - Department of Economics and University of Haifa
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Comparative Development, Cultural Evolution, Language Structures, Future Tense, Politeness Distinctions, Long-Term Orientation, Grammatical Gender, Gender Bias, Hierarchy, Emergence of States

Geographical Roots of the Coevolution of Cultural and Linguistic Traits

IZA Discussion Paper No. 11982
Number of pages: 85 Posted: 17 Dec 2018
Oded Galor, Ömer Özak and Assaf Sarid
Brown University - Department of Economics, Southern Methodist University - Department of Economics and University of Haifa
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comparative development, cultural evolution, language structures, future tense, politeness distinctions, long-term orientation, grammatical gender, gender bias, hierarchy, emergence of states

Geographical Roots of the Coevolution of Cultural and Linguistic Traits

NBER Working Paper No. w25289
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 26 Nov 2018 Last Revised: 08 Aug 2021
Oded Galor, Ömer Özak and Assaf Sarid
Brown University - Department of Economics, Southern Methodist University - Department of Economics and University of Haifa
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Linguistic Traits and Human Capital Formation

(Forthcoming AEA Papers and Proceedings)
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 30 Jan 2020
Oded Galor, Ömer Özak and Assaf Sarid
Brown University - Department of Economics, Southern Methodist University - Department of Economics and University of Haifa
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Human capital, Long-term Orientation, Gender Bias, Periphrastic Future Tense, Sex-Based Grammatical Gender, Culture, Language

Linguistic Traits and Human Capital Formation

IZA Discussion Paper No. 12894
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 28 Jan 2020
Oded Galor, Ömer Özak and Assaf Sarid
Brown University - Department of Economics, Southern Methodist University - Department of Economics and University of Haifa
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human capital, long-term orientation, gender bias, periphrastic future tense, sex-based grammatical gender, culture, language

Linguistic Traits and Human Capital Formation

NBER Working Paper No. w26699
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 28 Jan 2020 Last Revised: 14 Jun 2021
Oded Galor, Ömer Özak and Assaf Sarid
Brown University - Department of Economics, Southern Methodist University - Department of Economics and University of Haifa
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Population Diversity, Division of Labor and Comparative Development

Number of pages: 70 Posted: 07 Apr 2016
Emilio Depetris-Chauvin and Ömer Özak
Pontifical Catholic University of Chile and Southern Methodist University - Department of Economics
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Economic Specialization, Division of Labor, Trade, Comparative Development, Economic Development, Population Diversity, Population Heterogeneity, Genetic Diversity, Linguistic Diversity, Diversity, Persistence, Out of Africa, Serial Founder Effect

Expanding the Measurement of Culture with a Sample of Two Billion Humans

Number of pages: 55 Posted: 28 Oct 2020
Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences - Center for Humans and Machines, Southern Methodist University - Department of Economics, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid - Department of Telematic Engineering, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid - Department of Economics, University of Exeter Business School - Department of Economics, Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences - Center for Humans and Machines, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Southern Methodist University (SMU), Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences - Center for Humans and Machines and Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
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Culture, Cultural Distance, Identity, Regional Culture, Gender Differences

Expanding the Measurement of Culture with a Sample of Two Billion Humans

NBER Working Paper No. w27827
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 21 Sep 2020
Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences - Center for Humans and Machines, Southern Methodist University - Department of Economics, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid - Department of Telematic Engineering, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid - Department of Economics, University of Exeter Business School - Department of Economics, Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences - Center for Humans and Machines, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Southern Methodist University (SMU), Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences - Center for Humans and Machines and Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
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Expanding the Measurement of Culture with a Sample of Two Billion Humans

IZA Discussion Paper No. 13735
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 29 Sep 2020
Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences - Center for Humans and Machines, Southern Methodist University - Department of Economics, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid - Department of Telematic Engineering, University of Exeter Business School - Department of Economics, Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences - Center for Humans and Machines, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Southern Methodist University (SMU), Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences - Center for Humans and Machines and Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
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gender differences, regional culture, identity, cultural distance, culture

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Isolation and Development

Journal of the European Economic Association, Vol. 8, Nos. 2 & 3, 2010
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 24 Dec 2009 Last Revised: 04 Jul 2012
Quamrul H. Ashraf, Oded Galor and Ömer Özak
Williams College - Department of Economics, Brown University - Department of Economics and Southern Methodist University - Department of Economics
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Growth, Development, Isolation, Agglomeration, Globalization, International Trade

Isolation and Development

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP7531
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 17 Nov 2009
Quamrul H. Ashraf, Oded Galor and Ömer Özak
Williams College - Department of Economics, Brown University - Department of Economics and Southern Methodist University - Department of Economics
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Agglomeration, Development, Globalization, Growth, Isolation

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Adaptive Consumption Behavior

NBER Working Paper No. w15427
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 21 Oct 2009 Last Revised: 28 Aug 2021
Peter Howitt and Ömer Özak
Brown University - Department of Economics and Southern Methodist University - Department of Economics
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The Origins of the Division of Labor in Pre-Modern Times

IZA Discussion Paper No. 11554
Number of pages: 73 Posted: 11 Jun 2018
Emilio Depetris-Chauvín and Ömer Özak
Pontifical Catholic University of Chile and Southern Methodist University - Department of Economics
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comparative development, division of labor, economic specialization, intra-ethnic diversity, cultural diversity, population diversity, genetic diversity, linguistic diversity

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Borderline Disorder: (De Facto) Historical Ethnic Borders and Contemporary Conflict in Africa

IZA Discussion Paper No. 13736
Number of pages: 101 Posted: 29 Sep 2020
Emilio Depetris-Chauvín and Ömer Özak
Pontifical Catholic University of Chile and Southern Methodist University - Department of Economics
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borders, conflict, territory, property rights, landownership, population pressure, migration, historical homelands, development, Africa, Voronoi tessellation, Thiessen tessellation