A structural model of the transition to agriculture

Journal of Economic Growth Vol/Iss. 13 Published In Pages: 257-292
By Baker, Matthew


This article presents a representative theoretical model of the transition to agriculture. Empirical results from a cross-cultural sample provide support for the model. Results suggest that agriculture is associated with population density, technological sophistication, environment, and proximity to agricultural hearths, such as the Fertile Crescent.

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