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


Hierarchical complexity in the classical age (450 CE) may be positively associated with the presence of wild relatives of cereal grains.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Ordinary least squares regressionSupportedp< .01UNKNOWNUNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Wild Relatives of Cereal GrainIndependentFlora
Classical age societiesDependentTerritorial Hierarchy