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A structural model of the transition to agriculture

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  • Matthew Baker, 2008. "A structural model of the transition to agriculture," Journal of Economic Growth, Springer, vol. 13(4), pages 257-292, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:jecgro:v:13:y:2008:i:4:p:257-292
    DOI: 10.1007/s10887-008-9034-6
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    Endogenous growth; Population growth; Regime switching; Cross-cultural analysis; D9; N0;
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    • D9 - Microeconomics - - Micro-Based Behavioral Economics
    • N0 - Economic History - - General

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