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Climate reversals and the transition to agriculture

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  • Clyde Reed
  • Nancy Olewiler

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  • Gregory Dow & Clyde Reed & Nancy Olewiler, 2009. "Climate reversals and the transition to agriculture," Journal of Economic Growth, Springer, vol. 14(1), pages 27-53, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:jecgro:v:14:y:2009:i:1:p:27-53
    DOI: 10.1007/s10887-009-9038-x
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    4. Guzmán, Ricardo Andrés & Weisdorf, Jacob, 2011. "The Neolithic Revolution from a price-theoretic perspective," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 96(2), pages 209-219, November.
    5. Quamrul Ashraf & Stelios Michalopoulos, 2015. "Climatic Fluctuations and the Diffusion of Agriculture," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 97(3), pages 589-609, July.
    6. Serge Svizzero & Clem Tisdell, 2014. "Theories About the Commencement of Agriculture in Prehistoric Societies: A Critical Evaluation," Rivista di storia economica, Società editrice il Mulino, issue 3, pages 255-280.
    7. Serge Svizzero, 2017. "Persistent Controversies about the Neolithic Revolution," Post-Print hal-02145483, HAL.
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    10. Matthew J. Baker, 2021. "Foundations of the Age-Area Hypothesis," Palgrave Communications, Palgrave Macmillan, vol. 8(1), pages 1-17, December.
    11. Dow, Gregory K. & Reed, Clyde G., 2011. "Stagnation and innovation before agriculture," Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Elsevier, vol. 77(3), pages 339-350, March.
    12. Dow, Gregory K. & Mitchell, Leanna & Reed, Clyde G., 2017. "The economics of early warfare over land," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 127(C), pages 297-305.
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    Keywords

    Origin of agriculture; Origin of cultivation; Prehistory; Economic growth; Economic development; Technology; Technological change; Population dynamics; Climate change; Foraging; Hunting and gathering; Archaeology; Anthropology; Neolithic Revolution; O10;
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    • O10 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - General

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