Colonial rule in fashion

Within one week, All About Finance and Aid watch both write about two different new papers having the same theme: the colonial roots of differences in current economic development.

Is there more to come?

Of course, this is not a new topic.

For a good overview see Acemoglu’s presentation at an IMF seminar in 2007. (The slides are more about the role of institutions for economic development, but the slides 12 to 16 deal with his settler mortality hypothesis).

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