PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Science magazine featured an article to be published in the American Economic Review by PSTC Associate Oded Galor (with Quamrul Ashraf) in the Science Editor's Choice section as one of the highlights of recent discoveries across all disciplines. In the paper, "The Out of Africa Hypothesis, Human Genetic Diversity and Comparative Economic Development," they hypothesize that genetic diversity has had a lasting effect on economic development beyond the influences of geography, institutions, and culture.
See Gilbert Chin's review of Galor and Ashraf's paper For more details. This review of their publication appears in the following issue of Science:
Science, Volume 337, Number 6099, Issue of 7 September 2012, p 150-153.