Roots of autocracy / Oded Galor (Brown University and IZA), Marc Klemp (Brown University) ; IZA Institute of Labor Economics
VerfasserGalor, Oded In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen ; Klemp, Marc P. B. In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen
KörperschaftForschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen
ErschienenBonn, Germany : IZA Institute of Labor Economics, June 2017
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SerieDiscussion paper ; no. 10818
URNurn:nbn:de:hbz:5:2-127039 Persistent Identifier (URN)
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Exploiting a novel geo-referenced data set of population diversity across ethnic groups, this research advances the hypothesis and empirically establishes that variation in population diversity across human societies, as determined in the course of the exodus of humans from Africa tens of thousands of years ago, contributed to the differential formation of pre-colonial autocratic institutions within ethnic groups and the emergence of autocratic institutions across countries. Diversity has amplified the importance of institutions in mitigating the adverse effects of non-cohesiveness on productivity, while contributing to the scope for domination, leading to the formation of institutions of the autocratic type.