A paper by Oded Galor, professor of economics, was featured in Science magazine’s Science Editor’s Choice section as one of the highlights of recent discoveries across all disciplines. “The Out of Africa Hypothesis, Human Genetic Diversity and Comparative Economic Development,” which will be published in the American Economic Review, hypothesizes that genetic diversity has had a lasting effect on economic development beyond the influences of geography, institutions, and culture. (See also an interview with Galor from June 2011.)

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