Galor, Oded 1953-
Most widely held works by Oded Galor
Discrete dynamical systems by Oded Galor ( Book )
16 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 403 libraries worldwide
Provides an introduction to the analysis of discrete dynamical systems. This book analyzes the factors that govern the quantitative and qualitative behavior of discrete dynamical systems, providing solution methods for systems that can be solved analytically and methods of qualitative analysis for systems that do not permit explicit solutions.
Unified growth theory by Oded Galor ( Book )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 195 libraries worldwide
For most of the vast span of human history, economic growth was all but nonexistent. Then, about two centuries ago, some nations began to emerge from this epoch of economic stagnation, experiencing sustained economic growth that led to significant increases in standards of living and profoundly altered the level and distribution of wealth, population, education, and health across the globe. The question ever since has been--why?This is the first book to put forward a unified theory of economic growth that accounts for the entire growth process, from the dawn of civilization to today. Oded Galo.
Population, technology, and growth : from the Malthusian regime to the demographic transition by Oded Galor ( Book )
13 editions published in 1998 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 106 libraries worldwide
The gender gap, fertility, and growth by Oded Galor ( Book )
14 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 81 libraries worldwide
Inequality and economic development : the modern perspective ( Book )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 70 libraries worldwide
From physical to human capital accumulation : inequality in the process of development by Oded Galor ( Book )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 38 libraries worldwide
Technological progress, mobility, and economic growth by Oded Galor ( Book )
7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 33 libraries worldwide
Convergence? : inferences from theoretical models by Oded Galor ( Book )
7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 31 libraries worldwide
From Malthusian stagnation to modern growth by Oded Galor ( Book )
6 editions published in 1999 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 26 libraries worldwide
Human capital distribution, technological progress, and economic growth by Oded Galor ( Book )
5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
The demographic transition causes and consequences by Oded Galor ( Book )
6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
This paper develops the theoretical foundations and the testable implications of the various mechanisms that have been proposed as possible triggers for the demographic transition. Moreover, it examines the empirical validity of each of the theories and their significance for the understanding of the transition from stagnation to growth. The analysis suggests that the rise in the demand for human capital in the process of development was the main trigger for the decline in fertility and the transition to modern growth.
Ability biased technological transition, wage inequality and growth by Oded Galor ( Book )
5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
Das human Kapital by Oded Galor ( Book )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Natural selection and the origin of economic growth by Oded Galor ( Book )
5 editions published in 2001 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 20 libraries worldwide
Evolution and the growth process natural selection of entrepreneurial traits by Oded Galor ( Book )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
This research suggests that a Darwinian evolution of entrepreneurial spirit played a significant role in the process of economic development and the dynamics of inequality within and across societies. The study argues that entrepreneurial spirit evolved non-monotonically in the course of human history. In early stages of development, risk-tolerant, growth promoting traits generated an evolutionary advantage and their increased representation accelerated the pace of technological progress and the process of economic development. In mature stages of development, however, risk-averse traits gained an evolutionary advantage, diminishing the growth potential of advanced economies and contributing to convergence in economic growth across countries.
Land inequality and the origin of divergence and overtaking in the growth process : theory and evidence by Oded Galor ( Book )
6 editions published in 2003 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 19 libraries worldwide
Dynamics and stagnation in the Malthusian epoch by Quamrul Ashraf ( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
This paper examines the central hypothesis of the influential Malthusian theory, according to which improvements in the technological environment during the pre-industrial era had generated only temporary gains in income per capita, eventually leading to a larger, but not significantly richer, population. Exploiting exogenous sources of cross-country variations in land productivity and the level of technological advancement the analysis demonstrates that, in accordance with the theory, technological superiority and higher land productivity had significant positive effects on population density but insignificant effects on the standard of living, during the time period 1-1500 CE.
Inequality, human capital formation and the process of development by Oded Galor ( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
Conventional wisdom about the relationship between income distribution and economic development has been subjected to dramatic transformations in the past century. While classical economists advanced the hypothesis that inequality is beneficial for growth, the neoclassical paradigm dismissed the classical hypothesis and suggested that income distribution has limited role in the growth process. A metamorphosis in these perspectives has taken place in the past two decades. Theory and subsequent empirical evidence have demonstrated that income distribution has a significant impact on human capital formation and the development process. In early stages of industrialization, as physical capital accumulation was a prime engine of growth, inequality enhanced the process of development by channeling resources towards individuals whose marginal propensity to save is higher. In later stages of development, however, as human capital has become a main engine of growth, equality, in the presence of credit constraints, has stimulated human capital formation and growth. Moreover, unequal distribution of land has been a hurdle for economic development. While industrialists have had an incentive to support education policies that foster human capital formation, landowners, whose interests lay in the reduction of the mobility of their labor force, have favored policies that deprived the masses of education.
The "out of Africa" hypothesis, human genetic diversity, and comparative economic development by Quamrul Ashraf ( Book )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
This research argues that deep-rooted factors, determined tens of thousands of years ago, had a significant effect on the course of economic development from the dawn of human civilization to the contemporary era. It advances and empirically establishes the hypothesis that, in the course of the exodus of Homo sapiens out of Africa, variation in migratory distance from the cradle of humankind to various settlements across the globe affected genetic diversity and has had a long-lasting effect on the pattern of comparative economic development that is not captured by geographical, institutional, and cultural factors. In particular, the level of genetic diversity within a society is found to have a hump-shaped effect on development outcomes in both the pre-colonial and the modern era, reflecting the trade-off between the beneficial and the detrimental effects of diversity on productivity. While the intermediate level of genetic diversity prevalent among Asian and European populations has been conducive for development, the high degree of diversity among African populations and the low degree of diversity among Native American populations have been a detrimental force in the development of these regions.
Why are a third of people Indian and Chinese? : trade, industrialization and demographic transition by Oded Galor ( Book )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Biodiversity--Economic aspects Cost and standard of living Demographic transition Differentiable dynamical systems Distributive justice Economic development Economic development--Econometric models Economic development--Mathematical models Economics Economics, Mathematical Engineering Entrepreneurship Equality Europe Evolutionary economics Family size Family size--Econometric models Fertility, Human--Economic aspects Fertility, Human--Economic aspects--Econometric models History Human capital Human capital--Economic aspects Human capital--Mathematical models Income distribution Income--Econometric models Industrial equipment Industrialization Malthusianism Natural selection Physics Population Population density Population--Econometric models Population--Economic aspects Saving and investment Skilled labor--Supply and demand Social conflict Social evolution Social stratification Stagnation (Economics) Technological innovations Technological innovations--Econometric models Technological innovations--Economic aspects Technological innovations--Mathematical models United States Wage differentials Wages--Women Wages--Women--Econometric models Women--Employment Working class--Education
Galor, O. 1953-