NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Was the Wealth of Nations Determined in 1000 B.C.?

Diego Comin, William Easterly, Erick Gong

NBER Working Paper No. 12657
Issued in October 2006

---- Acknowledgements -----

We are thankful to Tobias Pfutze for comments and research assistance, to Michael Clemens, Pete Klenow, Bob Lucas, Nathan Nun, Peter Peregrine, Romain Wacziarg and David Weil, for useful discussions and to the NSF (Grant # SES-0517910) and the C.V. Starr Center for Applied Economics for their financial support. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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