Romain T. Wacziarg

UCLA Anderson School of Management

Hans Hufschmid Chair in Management

110 Westwood Plaza

Los Angeles, CA 90095-1481

United States

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

1050 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02138

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Fractionalization

Number of pages: 66 Posted: 20 Jul 2002
Harvard University - Department of Economics, New York University - Department of Economics, affiliation not provided to SSRN, World Bank and UCLA Anderson School of Management
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Fractionalization

NBER Working Paper No. w9411
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 03 Jan 2003 Last Revised: 18 Apr 2022
Harvard University - Department of Economics, New York University - Department of Economics, affiliation not provided to SSRN, World Bank and UCLA Anderson School of Management
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Trade, Growth and the Size of Countries

Number of pages: 56 Posted: 22 Jan 2003
Romain T. Wacziarg, Enrico Spolaore and Alberto F. Alesina
UCLA Anderson School of Management, Tufts University - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Department of Economics
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Citation 206

Trade Liberalization and Growth: New Evidence

Number of pages: 89 Posted: 23 Nov 2003
Romain T. Wacziarg and Karen Horn Welch
UCLA Anderson School of Management and Stanford University - Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
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Trade liberalization, growth

Trade Liberalization and Growth: New Evidence

NBER Working Paper No. w10152
Number of pages: 90 Posted: 23 Dec 2003 Last Revised: 30 Mar 2022
Romain T. Wacziarg and Karen Horn Welch
UCLA Anderson School of Management and Stanford University - Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
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Trade Liberalization and Growth: New Evidence

The World Bank Economic Review, Vol. 22, Issue 2, pp. 187-231, 2008
Posted: 07 Jul 2008
Romain T. Wacziarg and Karen Horn Welch
UCLA Anderson School of Management and affiliation not provided to SSRN

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Citation 221

Stages of Diversification

Stanford GSB Working Paper No. 1653
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 15 Jan 2001
Jean M. Imbs, Jean M. Imbs and Romain T. Wacziarg
Paris School of Economics (PSE)NYU Abu Dhabi and UCLA Anderson School of Management
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Specialization, International Macroeconomics, International Trade, Comparative Advantage.

Stages of Diversification

Number of pages: 45 Posted: 29 Jan 2001
Jean M. Imbs, Jean M. Imbs and Romain T. Wacziarg
Paris School of Economics (PSE)NYU Abu Dhabi and UCLA Anderson School of Management
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Comparative advantage, international macroeconomics, international trade, specialization

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Death and Development

Number of pages: 71 Posted: 05 Sep 2005 Last Revised: 26 Mar 2019
Peter L. Lorentzen, John McMillan and Romain T. Wacziarg
University of San Francisco, CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute) and UCLA Anderson School of Management
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Fertility, growth, human capital, investment, mortality

Death and Development

NBER Working Paper No. w11620
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 20 Nov 2005 Last Revised: 03 Apr 2022
Peter L. Lorentzen, John McMillan and Romain T. Wacziarg
University of San Francisco, CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute) and UCLA Anderson School of Management
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Death and Development

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 5246
Number of pages: 74 Posted: 24 Oct 2005
Peter L. Lorentzen, John McMillan and Romain T. Wacziarg
University of San Francisco, CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute) and UCLA Anderson School of Management
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Fertility, growth, human capital, investment, mortality

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Measuring the Dynamic Gains from Trade

Number of pages: 51 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Romain T. Wacziarg
UCLA Anderson School of Management
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Citation 185

The Diffusion of Development

Stanford Graduate School of Business Paper No. 1898
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 15 Jul 2005
Enrico Spolaore and Romain T. Wacziarg
Tufts University - Department of Economics and UCLA Anderson School of Management
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The Diffusion of Development

NBER Working Paper No. w12153
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 18 May 2006 Last Revised: 18 Mar 2022
Enrico Spolaore and Romain T. Wacziarg
Tufts University - Department of Economics and UCLA Anderson School of Management
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The Diffusion of Development

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 5630
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 18 Jul 2006
Romain T. Wacziarg and Enrico Spolaore
UCLA Anderson School of Management and Tufts University - Department of Economics
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Barriers, genetic distance, income differences

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India in the World Trading System

Stanford GSB Working Paper No. 1760
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 29 Oct 2002
Romain T. Wacziarg
UCLA Anderson School of Management
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How Deep are the Roots of Economic Development?

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 3837
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 15 Jun 2012
Enrico Spolaore and Romain T. Wacziarg
Tufts University - Department of Economics and UCLA Anderson School of Management
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economic growth, persistence, diffusion, intergenerational transmission, cultural transmission

How Deep are the Roots of Economic Development?

NBER Working Paper No. w18130
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 08 Jun 2012 Last Revised: 17 Jul 2022
Enrico Spolaore and Romain T. Wacziarg
Tufts University - Department of Economics and UCLA Anderson School of Management
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How Deep are the Roots of Economic Development?

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP8998
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 28 Sep 2012
Enrico Spolaore and Romain T. Wacziarg
Tufts University - Department of Economics and UCLA Anderson School of Management
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Economic development, Growth, Intergenerational transmission, Long-run persistence

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Trade Liberalization and Intersectoral Labor Movements

Stanford GSB Working Paper No. 1652
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 24 Oct 2001
Jessica Seddon and Romain T. Wacziarg
Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IRPS), Economics and UCLA Anderson School of Management
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Trade liberalization, job reallocation

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Citation 23

Borders and Growth

Stanford GSB Working Paper No. 1761
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 22 Oct 2002
Enrico Spolaore and Romain T. Wacziarg
Tufts University - Department of Economics and UCLA Anderson School of Management
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Economic Integration, International Trade, Political Unions, Borders

Borders and Growth

NBER Working Paper No. w9223
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 19 Sep 2002 Last Revised: 16 Mar 2022
Enrico Spolaore and Romain T. Wacziarg
Tufts University - Department of Economics and UCLA Anderson School of Management
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Borders and Growth

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 5202
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 05 Oct 2005
Enrico Spolaore and Romain T. Wacziarg
Tufts University - Department of Economics and UCLA Anderson School of Management
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Economic integration, economic growth, political unions

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A Monte Carlo Study of Growth Regressions

Stanford University Graduate School of Business Research Paper No. 1831 (RI)
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 28 Jun 2007
William R. Hauk and Romain T. Wacziarg
Independent and UCLA Anderson School of Management
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growth regressions, measurement error

A Monte Carlo Study of Growth Regressions

NBER Working Paper No. t0296
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 27 Jan 2004 Last Revised: 20 Apr 2022
William R. Hauk and Romain T. Wacziarg
Independent and UCLA Anderson School of Management
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Barriers to Global Capital Allocation

Number of pages: 71 Posted: 13 Jan 2021 Last Revised: 13 Jan 2022
Bruno Pellegrino, Enrico Spolaore and Romain T. Wacziarg
University of Maryland - Robert H. Smith School of Business, Tufts University - Department of Economics and UCLA Anderson School of Management
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Capital Flows, Foreign Investment, Culture, Institutions, Geography, Gravity, Interna- tional Macroeconomics, International Finance, Open Economy

Barriers to Global Capital Allocation

CESifo Working Paper No. 9086
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 24 May 2021
Bruno Pellegrino, Enrico Spolaore and Romain T. Wacziarg
University of Maryland - Robert H. Smith School of Business, Tufts University - Department of Economics and UCLA Anderson School of Management
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Barriers to Global Capital Allocation

NBER Working Paper No. w28694
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 19 Apr 2021 Last Revised: 27 Jun 2022
Bruno Pellegrino, Enrico Spolaore and Romain T. Wacziarg
University of Maryland - Robert H. Smith School of Business, Tufts University - Department of Economics and UCLA Anderson School of Management
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The Political Economy of Heterogeneity and Conflict

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 6258
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 01 Feb 2017
Enrico Spolaore and Romain T. Wacziarg
Tufts University - Department of Economics and UCLA Anderson School of Management
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rival goods, public goods, war, conflict, heterogeneity, cultural distance

The Political Economy of Heterogeneity and Conflict

NBER Working Paper No. w23278
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 27 Mar 2017 Last Revised: 10 Aug 2022
Enrico Spolaore and Romain T. Wacziarg
Tufts University - Department of Economics and UCLA Anderson School of Management
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A Monte Carlo Study of Regressions

Stanford GSB Research Paper No. 1836(R)
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 22 May 2006
Romain T. Wacziarg and William R. Hauk
UCLA Anderson School of Management and Independent
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Growth regressions, measurement error

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War and Relatedness

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 2696
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 10 Jul 2009
Enrico Spolaore and Romain T. Wacziarg
Tufts University - Department of Economics and UCLA Anderson School of Management
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conflict, genetic distance, common issues, rival issues

War and Relatedness

NBER Working Paper No. w15095
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 20 Jun 2009 Last Revised: 01 Apr 2022
Enrico Spolaore and Romain T. Wacziarg
Tufts University - Department of Economics and UCLA Anderson School of Management
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War and Relatedness

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP7371
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 26 Aug 2009
Enrico Spolaore and Romain T. Wacziarg
Tufts University - Department of Economics and UCLA Anderson School of Management
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conflict, democracy, genetic distance, trade

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Ancestry, Language and Culture

NBER Working Paper No. w21242
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 08 Jun 2015 Last Revised: 16 Jan 2022
Enrico Spolaore and Romain T. Wacziarg
Tufts University - Department of Economics and UCLA Anderson School of Management
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Ancestry, Language and Culture

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 5388
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 24 Jun 2015
Enrico Spolaore and Romain T. Wacziarg
Tufts University - Department of Economics and UCLA Anderson School of Management
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Ancestry, Language and Culture

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP10644
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 09 Jun 2015
Enrico Spolaore and Romain T. Wacziarg
Tufts University - Department of Economics and UCLA Anderson School of Management
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Ancestry, Barriers, Cladistics, Cultural distance, Genetic distance, Linguistic distance, Religious distance, World Values Survey

Understanding Spatial Variation in Covid-19 Across the United States

NBER Working Paper No. w27329
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 10 Jun 2020 Last Revised: 05 Mar 2022
Klaus Desmet and Romain T. Wacziarg
Southern Methodist University (SMU) and UCLA Anderson School of Management
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Understanding Spatial Variation in Covid-19 Across the United States

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP14842
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 16 Jun 2020 Last Revised: 16 Aug 2020
Klaus Desmet and Romain T. Wacziarg
Southern Methodist University (SMU) and UCLA Anderson School of Management
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COVID-19, Determinants, spatial variation, US counties

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Economic Integration and Political Disintegration

NBER Working Paper No. w6163
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 13 Feb 1998 Last Revised: 07 May 2022
Alberto F. Alesina, Enrico Spolaore and Romain T. Wacziarg
Harvard University - Department of Economics, Tufts University - Department of Economics and UCLA Anderson School of Management
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Openness, Country Size and the Government

NBER Working Paper No. w6024
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 20 Jul 2000 Last Revised: 19 Jun 2022
Alberto F. Alesina and Romain T. Wacziarg
Harvard University - Department of Economics and UCLA Anderson School of Management
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Is Europe Going Too Far?

NBER Working Paper No. w6883
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 07 Aug 2012 Last Revised: 24 Apr 2022
Alberto F. Alesina and Romain T. Wacziarg
Harvard University - Department of Economics and UCLA Anderson School of Management
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The Political Economy of Ethnolinguistic Cleavages

NBER Working Paper No. w15360
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 21 Sep 2009 Last Revised: 22 Jun 2022
Klaus Desmet, Ignacio Ortuno-Ortin and Romain T. Wacziarg
Southern Methodist University (SMU), Universidad Carlos III de Madrid - Department of Economics and UCLA Anderson School of Management
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The Political Economy of Ethnolinguistic Cleavages

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP7478
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 17 Nov 2009
Klaus Desmet, Ignacio Ortuno-Ortin and Romain T. Wacziarg
Southern Methodist University (SMU), Universidad Carlos III de Madrid - Department of Economics and UCLA Anderson School of Management
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civil conflict, economic growth, ethnolinguistic cleavages, ethnolinguistic diversity, language trees, public goods, redistribution

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Fertility and Modernity

CESifo Working Paper No. 7745
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 25 Jul 2019
Enrico Spolaore and Romain T. Wacziarg
Tufts University - Department of Economics and UCLA Anderson School of Management
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fertility control, diffusion, social norms, cultural barriers, demographic transition

Fertility and Modernity

NBER Working Paper No. w25957
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 20 Jun 2019 Last Revised: 05 Jun 2022
Enrico Spolaore and Romain T. Wacziarg
Tufts University - Department of Economics and UCLA Anderson School of Management
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The Political Economy of Linguistic Cleavages

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven Discussions Paper No. 20
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 06 Aug 2012
Klaus Desmet, Ignacio Ortuno-Ortin and Romain T. Wacziarg
Southern Methodist University (SMU), Universidad Carlos III de Madrid - Department of Economics and UCLA Anderson School of Management
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Ethnolinguistic Cleavages, Diversity, Linguistic Trees, Civil Conflict, Redistribution, Public Goods, Growth

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The Democratic Transition

NBER Working Paper No. w17432
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 21 Sep 2011 Last Revised: 18 Feb 2022
Fabrice Murtin and Romain T. Wacziarg
Stanford University and UCLA Anderson School of Management
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The Democratic Transition

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP8599
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 01 Nov 2011
Fabrice Murtin and Romain T. Wacziarg
Stanford University and UCLA Anderson School of Management
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democracy, GMM, human capital, modernization

Who Voted for Trump? Populism and Social Capital

IZA Discussion Paper No. 13571
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 10 Aug 2020
Paola Giuliano and Romain T. Wacziarg
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Anderson School of Management and UCLA Anderson School of Management
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social capital, voting behavior, populism

Who Voted for Trump? Populism and Social Capital

NBER Working Paper No. w27651
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 10 Aug 2020 Last Revised: 22 Jul 2022
Paola Giuliano and Romain T. Wacziarg
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Anderson School of Management and UCLA Anderson School of Management
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Who Voted for Trump? Populism and Social Capital

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP15140
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 18 Aug 2020
Paola Giuliano and Romain T. Wacziarg
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Anderson School of Management and UCLA Anderson School of Management
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populism, social capital, voting behavior

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Culture, Ethnicity and Diversity

NBER Working Paper No. w20989
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 02 Mar 2015 Last Revised: 09 May 2021
Klaus Desmet, Ignacio Ortuno-Ortin and Romain T. Wacziarg
Southern Methodist University (SMU), Universidad Carlos III de Madrid - Department of Economics and UCLA Anderson School of Management
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Culture, Ethnicity and Diversity

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP10451
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 02 Mar 2015
Klaus Desmet, Ignacio Ortuno-Ortin and Romain T. Wacziarg
Southern Methodist University (SMU), Universidad Carlos III de Madrid - Department of Economics and UCLA Anderson School of Management
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between-group diversity, civil conflict, cultural fractionalization, cultural traits, culture, ethnicity, heterogeneity, identity, social norms, within-group diversity

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The Cultural Divide

NBER Working Paper No. w24630
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 25 May 2018 Last Revised: 10 Aug 2022
Klaus Desmet and Romain T. Wacziarg
Southern Methodist University (SMU) and UCLA Anderson School of Management
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The Cultural Divide

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP12947
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 31 May 2018
Klaus Desmet and Romain T. Wacziarg
Southern Methodist University (SMU) and UCLA Anderson School of Management
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between-group heterogeneity, cultural convergence, cultural divide, Cultural Evolution, cultural heterogeneity, General Social Survey, United States

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Long-Term Barriers to Economic Development

NBER Working Paper No. w19361
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 24 Aug 2013 Last Revised: 28 May 2022
Enrico Spolaore and Romain T. Wacziarg
Tufts University - Department of Economics and UCLA Anderson School of Management
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Long-Term Barriers to Economic Development

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP9638
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 09 Sep 2013
Enrico Spolaore and Romain T. Wacziarg
Tufts University - Department of Economics and UCLA Anderson School of Management
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diffusion of innovations, genetic distance, intergenerational transmission, Long-run growth

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Long-Term Barriers to the International Diffusion of Innovations

NBER Working Paper No. w17271
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 08 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 12 Mar 2022
Enrico Spolaore and Romain T. Wacziarg
Tufts University - Department of Economics and UCLA Anderson School of Management
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Change and Persistence in the Age of Modernization: Saint-Germain-D'Anxure 1730-1895

NBER Working Paper No. w25490
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 30 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 24 Feb 2022
Guillaume Blanc and Romain T. Wacziarg
Brown University and UCLA Anderson School of Management
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The First Law of Petropolitics

Economica, Vol. 79, Issue 316, pp. 641-657, 2012
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 19 Sep 2012
Romain T. Wacziarg
UCLA Anderson School of Management
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