The origin of the state: land productivity or appropriability?

Journal of Political Economy Vol/Iss. 130(4) The University of Chicago Press Published In Pages: 1091-1144
By Mayshar, Joram, Moav, Omer, Pascali, Luigi


The hierarchical index of a country may be positively associated with the caloric advantage and land productivity of cereal crops over roots and tubers before and after the Columbian Exchange (before 1500 and after 1550).


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Ordinary least squares regressionSupportedp< .01UNKNOWNUNKNOWN