Is Poverty in our Genes?: A Reply to Ashraf and Galor
D'Alpoim Guedes, Jade
Lewis, Cecil M.
Lamberg-Karlovsky, Carl C.
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The extent to which a paper written by economists Quamrul Ashraf and Oded Galor, which is forthcoming in the American Economic Review, is flawed on both factual and methodological grounds is presented. Aside from claiming that there is a causal effect of genetic diversity on economic success, the paper also heavily suggests that too much or too little genetic diversity hampers development.