The role of migration in long-term economic growth
International migration has marked human evolution since the beginning, posing questions about whether these movements were responsible for economic development and growth. The EU-funded HMTG project will test the hypothesis that direct contact between persons impacts choices and technologies. It will study interactions between locals and foreigners as well as the role of cities’ ethnic composition in shaping global altruism and investigate the role of local interactions between Assyrian merchants in the Bronze Age in the rise of ancient firms and trade, between travellers in the rise of Neolithic cities and between dwellers and travelling merchants in the development of new cities in 13th century France. Moreover, it will study migration and trade effects on the spread of technology over millennia and the role of language and writing in measuring well-being in the short and long run.
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