Quamrul H. Ashraf

Williams College - Department of Economics

Professor

24 Hopkins Hall Drive

Williamstown, MA 01267

United States

http://econ.williams.edu/profile/qha1/

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (23)

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The Climatic Origins of the Neolithic Revolution: Theory and Evidence

Number of pages: 66 Posted: 23 May 2006 Last Revised: 04 Jul 2012
Quamrul H. Ashraf and Stelios Michalopoulos
Williams College - Department of Economics and Brown University - Department of Economics
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Hunting and Gathering, Agriculture, Neolithic Revolution, Climatic Volatility, Technological Progress, Population Density

Cultural Assimilation, Cultural Diffusion and the Origin of the Wealth of Nations

Number of pages: 50 Posted: 23 Apr 2007
Quamrul H. Ashraf and Oded Galor
Williams College - Department of Economics and Brown University - Department of Economics
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Cultural assimilation, Cultural diffusion, Cultural diversity, Geography, Economic development, Agriculture, Industrialization

Cultural Assimilation, Cultural Diffusion and the Origin of the Wealth of Nations

Number of pages: 54 Posted: 30 May 2008
Quamrul H. Ashraf and Oded Galor
Williams College - Department of Economics and Brown University - Department of Economics
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cultural assimilation, cultural diffusion, cultural diversity, geography

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Diversity and Conflict

Number of pages: 102 Posted: 14 Mar 2018
Cemal Eren Arbatli, Quamrul H. Ashraf, Oded Galor and Marc Klemp
National Research University Higher School of Economics, Williams College - Department of Economics, Brown University - Department of Economics and University of Copenhagen - Department of Economics
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Social Conflict, Population Diversity, Ethnic Fractionalization, Ethnic Polarization, Interpersonal Trust, Political Preferences

Diversity and Conflict

Bravo Working Paper # 2020-005
Number of pages: 110 Posted: 24 Feb 2020
Cemal Eren Arbatli, Quamrul H. Ashraf, Oded Galor and Marc Klemp
National Research University Higher School of Economics, Williams College - Department of Economics, Brown University - Department of Economics and University of Copenhagen - Department of Economics
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Social conflict, population diversity, ethnic fractionalization, ethnic polarization, interpersonal trust, political preferences

Diversity and Conflict

Number of pages: 104 Posted: 02 May 2018
Cemal Eren Arbatli, Quamrul H. Ashraf, Oded Galor and Marc Klemp
National Research University Higher School of Economics, Williams College - Department of Economics, Brown University - Department of Economics and University of Copenhagen - Department of Economics
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social conflict, population diversity, ethnic fractionalization, ethnic polarization, interpersonal trust, political preferences

Diversity and Conflict

Number of pages: 113 Posted: 11 Jun 2019 Last Revised: 04 Oct 2019
Cemal Eren Arbatli, Quamrul H. Ashraf, Oded Galor and Marc Klemp
National Research University Higher School of Economics, Williams College - Department of Economics, Brown University - Department of Economics and University of Copenhagen - Department of Economics
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ethnic fractionalization, ethnic polarization, interpersonal trust, Political Preferences, population diversity, Social conflict

The 'Out of Africa' Hypothesis, Human Genetic Diversity, and Comparative Economic Development

American Economic Review, Forthcoming, MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 11-08
Number of pages: 109 Posted: 13 May 2011 Last Revised: 01 Nov 2013
Quamrul H. Ashraf and Oded Galor
Williams College - Department of Economics and Brown University - Department of Economics
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The “Out of Africa” hypothesis, Human genetic diversity, Comparative development, Income per capita, Population density, Neolithic Revolution, Land productivity

The 'Out of Africa' Hypothesis, Human Genetic Diversity, and Comparative Economic Development

Number of pages: 100 Posted: 12 Feb 2012
Quamrul H. Ashraf and Oded Galor
Williams College - Department of Economics and Brown University - Department of Economics
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Out of Africa hypothesis, human genetic diversity, comparative development, population density, Neolithic Revolution, land productivity, Malthusian stagnation

The 'Out of Africa' Hypothesis, Human Genetic Diversity, and Comparative Economic Development

Number of pages: 99 Posted: 12 Aug 2011
Quamrul H. Ashraf and Oded Galor
Williams College - Department of Economics and Brown University - Department of Economics
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Comparative development, Human genetic diversity, Income per capita, Land productivity, Neolithic Revolution, Population density, The 'Out of Africa' hypothesis

Human Genetic Diversity and Comparative Economic Development

Number of pages: 55 Posted: 30 Jan 2008 Last Revised: 05 May 2008
Quamrul H. Ashraf and Oded Galor
Williams College - Department of Economics and Brown University - Department of Economics
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Human genetic diversity, Comparative development, Population density, Neolithic Revolution, Land productivity, Malthusian stagnation

Human Genetic Diversity and Comparative Economic Development

Number of pages: 58 Posted: 12 Jun 2008
Quamrul H. Ashraf and Oded Galor
Williams College - Department of Economics and Brown University - Department of Economics
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Comparative development, Human genetic diversity, Land productivity, Malthusian stagnation, Neolithic Revolution, Population density

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The Nature of Conflict

Number of pages: 105 Posted: 22 Sep 2015
Cemal Eren Arbatli, Quamrul H. Ashraf and Oded Galor
National Research University Higher School of Economics, Williams College - Department of Economics and Brown University - Department of Economics
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civil conflict, genetic diversity, fractionalization, polarization, interpersonal trust, preferences for public goods, economic inequality

Diversity and Conflict

Number of pages: 110 Posted: 13 Apr 2015 Last Revised: 07 Aug 2021
Cemal Eren Arbatli, Quamrul H. Ashraf, Oded Galor and Marc Klemp
National Research University Higher School of Economics, Williams College - Department of Economics, Brown University - Department of Economics and University of Copenhagen - Department of Economics
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The Ancient Origins of the Wealth of Nations

Bravo Working Paper No. 2020-022
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 27 Nov 2020 Last Revised: 29 Nov 2020
Quamrul H. Ashraf, Oded Galor and Marc Klemp
Williams College - Department of Economics, Brown University - Department of Economics and University of Copenhagen - Department of Economics
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Crime, Migration, Venezuela Comparative development, human evolution, natural selection, preference for child quality, time preference, loss aversion, entrepreneurial spirit, the 'out of Africa' hypothesis, interpersonal diversity

The Ancient Origins of the Wealth of Nations

Number of pages: 45 Posted: 03 Nov 2020
Quamrul H. Ashraf, Oded Galor and Marc Klemp
Williams College - Department of Economics, Brown University - Department of Economics and University of Copenhagen - Department of Economics
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Dynamics and Stagnation in the Malthusian Epoch

American Economic Review, Vol. 101, No. 5, 2011
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 02 Feb 2010 Last Revised: 04 Jul 2012
Quamrul H. Ashraf and Oded Galor
Williams College - Department of Economics and Brown University - Department of Economics
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Technological Progress, Population Density, Malthusian Stagnation, Land Productivity, Neolithic Revolution

Dynamics and Stagnation in the Malthusian Epoch

Number of pages: 57 Posted: 16 May 2011 Last Revised: 22 Jul 2021
Quamrul H. Ashraf and Oded Galor
Williams College - Department of Economics and Brown University - Department of Economics
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Cultural Diversity, Geographical Isolation, and the Origin of the Wealth of Nations

Number of pages: 93 Posted: 03 Dec 2011 Last Revised: 13 Sep 2021
Quamrul H. Ashraf and Oded Galor
Williams College - Department of Economics and Brown University - Department of Economics
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Cultural Diversity, Geographical Isolation, and the Origin of the Wealth of Nations

Number of pages: 94 Posted: 12 Feb 2012
Quamrul H. Ashraf and Oded Galor
Williams College - Department of Economics and Brown University - Department of Economics
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cultural assimilation, cultural diffusion, cultural diversity, geographical isolation, economic development, agriculture, industrialization

Cultural Diversity, Geographical Isolation, and the Origin of the Wealth of Nations

Number of pages: 92 Posted: 06 Dec 2011 Last Revised: 04 Jul 2012
Quamrul H. Ashraf and Oded Galor
Williams College - Department of Economics and Brown University - Department of Economics
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Cultural assimilation, Cultural diffusion, Cultural diversity, Geographical isolation, Economic development, Agriculture, Industrialization

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The Macrogenoeconomics of Comparative Development

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 23 Mar 2017
Quamrul H. Ashraf and Oded Galor
Williams College - Department of Economics and Brown University - Department of Economics
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comparative development, human evolution, natural selection, genes, race, the “out of Africa” hypothesis, genetic diversity

The Macrogenoeconomics of Comparative Development

Number of pages: 45 Posted: 22 Jan 2017
Quamrul H. Ashraf and Oded Galor
Williams College - Department of Economics and Brown University - Department of Economics
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comparative development, human evolution, natural selection, genes, race, the "out of Africa" hypothesis, genetic diversity

The Macrogenoeconomics of Comparative Development

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 27 Feb 2017 Last Revised: 23 May 2021
Quamrul H. Ashraf and Oded Galor
Williams College - Department of Economics and Brown University - Department of Economics
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The Macrogenoeconomics of Comparative Development

Number of pages: 48 Posted: 02 Mar 2017 Last Revised: 23 Apr 2018
Quamrul H. Ashraf and Oded Galor
Williams College - Department of Economics and Brown University - Department of Economics
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Comparative development, genes, genetic diversity, human evolution, natural selection, race, the �out of Africa� hypothesis

Genetic Diversity and the Origins of Cultural Fragmentation

Number of pages: 17 Posted: 19 Jan 2013
Quamrul H. Ashraf and Oded Galor
Williams College - Department of Economics and Brown University - Department of Economics
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Genetic Diversity and the Origins of Cultural Fragmentation

Number of pages: 19 Posted: 02 Feb 2013
Quamrul H. Ashraf and Oded Galor
Williams College - Department of Economics and Brown University - Department of Economics
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genetic diversity, fractionalization, development

Genetic Diversity and the Origins of Cultural Fragmentation

Number of pages: 18 Posted: 26 Jan 2013 Last Revised: 13 Sep 2021
Quamrul H. Ashraf and Oded Galor
Williams College - Department of Economics and Brown University - Department of Economics
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Genetic Diversity and the Origins of Cultural Fragmentation

Number of pages: 19 Posted: 01 Feb 2013
Quamrul H. Ashraf and Oded Galor
Williams College - Department of Economics and Brown University - Department of Economics
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Cultural Diversity, Fractionalization, Genetic Diversity

How Inflation Affects Macroeconomic Performance: An Agent-Based Computational Investigation

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 09 Jul 2012 Last Revised: 11 Jul 2012
Quamrul H. Ashraf, Boris Gershman and Peter Howitt
Williams College - Department of Economics, American University - Department of Economics and Brown University - Department of Economics
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Agent-based computational model, inflation, price dispersion, firm turnover

How Inflation Affects Macroeconomic Performance: An Agent-Based Computational Investigation

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 07 Jul 2012 Last Revised: 06 Jul 2013
Quamrul H. Ashraf, Boris Gershman and Peter Howitt
Williams College - Department of Economics, American University - Department of Economics and Brown University - Department of Economics
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agent-based computational model, inflation, price dispersion, firm turnover

How Inflation Affects Macroeconomic Performance: An Agent-Based Computational Investigation

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 14 Jul 2012 Last Revised: 20 Oct 2021
Quamrul H. Ashraf, Boris Gershman and Peter Howitt
Williams College - Department of Economics, American University - Department of Economics and Brown University - Department of Economics
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The Out of Africa Hypothesis of Comparative Economic Development: Common Misconceptions

Number of pages: 11 Posted: 18 Dec 2018
Quamrul H. Ashraf, Marc Klemp and Oded Galor
Williams College - Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen - Department of Economics and Brown University - Department of Economics
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Comparative development, interpersonal population diversity, the out of Africa hypothesis

The Out of Africa Hypothesis of Comparative Economic Development: Common Misconceptions

Number of pages: 13 Posted: 21 Feb 2019
Quamrul H. Ashraf, Oded Galor and Marc Klemp
Williams College - Department of Economics, Brown University - Department of Economics and University of Copenhagen - Department of Economics
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comparative development, interpersonal population diversity, the out of Africa hypothesis

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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

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

Capital-Skill Complementarity and the Emergence of Labor Emancipation

Number of pages: 72 Posted: 10 May 2017
Williams College - Department of Economics, University of Bergamo, Brown University - Department of Economics, American University - Department of Economics and University of Cologne - Center for Macroeconomic Research (CMR)
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labor coercion, serfdom, emancipation, industrialization, physical capital accumulation, capital-skill complementarity, demand for human capital, nineteenth-century Prussia

Capital-Skill Complementarity and the Emergence of Labor Emancipation

Number of pages: 96 Posted: 05 Apr 2018
Williams College - Department of Economics, University of Bergamo, Brown University - Department of Economics, American University - Department of Economics and University of Cologne - Center for Macroeconomic Research (CMR)
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capital-skill complementarity, demand for human capital, emancipation, Industrialization, Labor coercion, nineteenth-century Prussia, physical capital accumulation, serfdom

Banks, Market Organization, and Macroeconomic Performance: An Agent-Based Computational Analysis

Number of pages: 63 Posted: 23 May 2011 Last Revised: 04 Sep 2016
Quamrul H. Ashraf, Boris Gershman and Peter Howitt
Williams College - Department of Economics, American University - Department of Economics and Brown University - Department of Economics
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Agent-based computational model, Market organization, Banking system, Macroeconomic stability, Financial stabilizer

Banks, Market Organization, and Macroeconomic Performance: An Agent-Based Computational Analysis

Number of pages: 56 Posted: 06 Jun 2011 Last Revised: 25 Sep 2021
Quamrul H. Ashraf, Boris Gershman and Peter Howitt
Williams College - Department of Economics, American University - Department of Economics and Brown University - Department of Economics
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Diversity and Conflict

Number of pages: 105 Posted: 18 Jun 2018
Cemal Eren Arbatli, Quamrul H. Ashraf, Oded Galor and Marc Klemp
National Research University Higher School of Economics, Williams College - Department of Economics, Brown University - Department of Economics and University of Copenhagen - Department of Economics
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social conflict, population diversity, ethnic fractionalization, ethnic polarization, interpersonal trust, political preferences

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The "Out of Africa" Hypothesis, Human Genetic Diversity, and Comparative Economic Development

Number of pages: 97 Posted: 16 Jul 2011 Last Revised: 18 Jul 2021
Quamrul H. Ashraf and Oded Galor
Williams College - Department of Economics and Brown University - Department of Economics
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The Effect of Interventions to Reduce Fertility on Economic Growth

Number of pages: 62 Posted: 30 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 26 Jun 2021
Quamrul H. Ashraf, David N. Weil and Joshua Wilde
Williams College - Department of Economics, Brown University - Department of Economics and University of South Florida
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When Does Improving Health Raise GDP?

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 25 Jun 2012 Last Revised: 26 Jun 2021
Quamrul H. Ashraf, Joseph Beaulieu and David N. Weil
Williams College - Department of Economics, Harvard University and Brown University - Department of Economics
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Climatic Fluctuations and the Diffusion of Agriculture

Number of pages: 49 Posted: 02 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 11 Apr 2021
Quamrul H. Ashraf and Stelios Michalopoulos
Williams College - Department of Economics and Brown University - Department of Economics
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Dynamics and Stagnation in the Malthusian Epoch: Theory and Evidence

Number of pages: 58 Posted: 18 Dec 2008
Quamrul H. Ashraf and Oded Galor
Williams College - Department of Economics and Brown University - Department of Economics
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Land, Malthusian Stagnation, Population Dynamics, Technological Progress

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The Nature of Civil Conflict

Posted: 07 Dec 2013 Last Revised: 15 Jan 2014
Cemal Eren Arbatli, Quamrul H. Ashraf and Oded Galor
National Research University Higher School of Economics, Williams College - Department of Economics and Brown University - Department of Economics

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