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Nathan Nunn

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Harvard University
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NBER Working Papers and Publications

November 2017The Long-run Effects of Agricultural Productivity on Conflict, 1400-1900
with Murat Iyigun, Nancy Qian: w24066
July 2017Understanding Cultural Persistence and Change
with Paola Giuliano: w23617
March 2017Migrants and the Making of America: The Short- and Long-Run Effects of Immigration during the Age of Mass Migration
with Sandra Sequeira, Nancy Qian: w23289

Published: Sandra Sequeira & Nathan Nunn & Nancy Qian, 2017. "Migrants and the Making of America: The Shortand Long-Run Effects of Immigration During the Age of Mass Migration," ifo DICE Report, ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich, vol. 15(3), pages 30-34, October. citation courtesy of

Why Being Wrong can be Right: Magical Warfare Technologies and the Persistence of False Beliefs
with Raul Sanchez de la Sierra: w23207

Published: Nathan Nunn & Raul Sanchez de la Sierra, 2017. "Why Being Wrong Can Be Right: Magical Warfare Technologies and the Persistence of False Beliefs," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 107(5), pages 582-587, May. citation courtesy of

February 2017Keeping It in the Family: Lineage Organization and the Scope of Trust in Sub-Saharan Africa
with Jacob Moscona, James A. Robinson: w23196

Published: Jacob Moscona & Nathan Nunn & James A. Robinson, 2017. "Keeping It in the Family: Lineage Organization and the Scope of Trust in Sub-Saharan Africa," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 107(5), pages 565-571, May. citation courtesy of

January 2017Winter is Coming: The Long-Run Effects of Climate Change on Conflict, 1400-1900
with Murat Iyigun, Nancy Qian: w23033
July 2016Bride Price and Female Education
with Nava Ashraf, Natalie Bau, Alessandra Voena: w22417
December 2015The Evolution of Culture and Institutions: Evidence from the Kuba Kingdom
with Sara Lowes, James A. Robinson, Jonathan Weigel: w21798
January 2015Understanding Ethnic Identity in Africa: Evidence from the Implicit Association Test (IAT)
with Sara Lowes, James A. Robinson, Jonathan Weigel: w20885

Published: Sara Lowes & Nathan Nunn & James A. Robinson & Jonathan Weigel, 2015. "Understanding Ethnic Identity in Africa: Evidence from the Implicit Association Test (IAT)," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 105(5), pages 340-45, May. citation courtesy of

July 2014The Economics of Fair Trade
with Raluca E. Dragusanu, Daniele Giovannucci: w20357

Published: Raluca Dragusanu & Daniele Giovannucci & Nathan Nunn, 2014. "The Economics of Fair Trade," Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, vol. 28(3), pages 217-36, Summer. citation courtesy of

May 2014The Determinants of Food-Aid Provisions to Africa and the Developing World
with Nancy Qian
in African Successes, Volume IV: Sustainable Growth, Sebastian Edwards, Simon Johnson, and David N. Weil, editors
February 2013Domestic Institutions as a Source of Comparative Advantage
with Daniel Trefler: w18851

Published: Handbook of International Economics Volume 4, 2014, Pages 263–315 Handbook of International Economics Cover image Chapter 5 – Domestic Institutions as a Source of Comparative Advantage * Nathan Nunna, b, Daniel Treflerb, c

January 2013The Transmission of Democracy: From the Village to the Nation-State
with Paola Giuliano: w18722

Published: Paola Giuliano & Nathan Nunn, 2013. "The Transmission of Democracy: From the Village to the Nation-State," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 103(3), pages 86-92, May. citation courtesy of

February 2012Culture and the Historical Process
w17869

Published: “Culture and the Historical Process,” Economic History of Developing Regions, Vol. 27, Supplement 1, 2012, pp. 108-126.

January 2012Aiding Conflict: The Impact of U.S. Food Aid on Civil War
with Nancy Qian: w17794

Published: Nunn, Nathan, and Nancy Qian. 2014. "US Food Aid and Civil Conflict." American Economic Review, 104(6): 1630-66.

May 2011On the Origins of Gender Roles: Women and the Plough
with Alberto F. Alesina, Paola Giuliano: w17098

Published: Alberto Alesina & Paola Giuliano & Nathan Nunn, 2013. "On the Origins of Gender Roles: Women and the Plough," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press, vol. 128(2), pages 469-530. citation courtesy of

January 2011Fertility and the Plough
with Alberto Alesina, Paola Giuliano: w16718

Published: Alberto Alesina & Paola Giuliano & Nathan Nunn, 2011. "Fertility and the Plough," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 101(3), pages 499-503, May. citation courtesy of

December 2010The Determinants of Food Aid Provisions to Africa and the Developing World
with Nancy Qian: w16610

Published: The Determinants of Food-Aid Provisions to Africa and the Developing World, Nathan Nunn, Nancy Qian. in African Successes, Volume IV: Sustainable Growth, Edwards, Johnson, and Weil. 2016

May 2010Commercial Imperialism? Political Influence and Trade During the Cold War
with Daniel Berger, William Easterly, Shanker Satyanath: w15981

Published: Daniel Berger & William Easterly & Nathan Nunn & Shanker Satyanath, 2013. "Commercial Imperialism? Political Influence and Trade during the Cold War," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 103(2), pages 863-96, April. citation courtesy of

July 2009The Potato's Contribution to Population and Urbanization: Evidence from an Historical Experiment
with Nancy Qian: w15157

Published: "The Potato's Contribution to Population and Urbanization: Evidence From A Historical Experiment" Nathan Nunn and Nancy Qian Quarterly Journal of Economics (2011) 126 (2): 593-650. citation courtesy of

April 2009Ruggedness: The Blessing of Bad Geography in Africa
with Diego Puga: w14918

Published: Nathan Nunn & Diego Puga, 2012. "Ruggedness: The Blessing of Bad Geography in Africa," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 94(1), pages 20-36, 08. citation courtesy of

The Importance of History for Economic Development
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Published: Nathan Nunn, 2009. "The Importance of History for Economic Development," Annual Review of Economics, Annual Reviews, vol. 1(1), pages 65-92, 05. citation courtesy of

March 2009The Slave Trade and the Origins of Mistrust in Africa
with Leonard Wantchekon: w14783

Published: Nathan Nunn & Leonard Wantchekon, 2011. "The Slave Trade and the Origins of Mistrust in Africa," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 101(7), pages 3221-52, December. citation courtesy of

September 2007The Long-Term Effects of Africa's Slave Trades
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Published: Nathan Nunn, 2008. "The Long-Term Effects of Africa's Slave Trades," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, MIT Press, vol. 123(1), pages 139-176, 02. citation courtesy of

April 2006Putting the Lid on Lobbying: Tariff Structure and Long-Term Growth when Protection is for Sale
with Daniel Trefler: w12164
 
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