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  • Who Was Colonized And When? A Cross-Country Analysis of Determinants 

    The process of colonization has shaped the economic and demographic contours of the modern world. In this paper we study the determinants of the occurrence and timing of colonization of non-European countries by Western European powers. Of particular interest is the role of early development measures that are known to be strong correlates of present-day levels of income. We show that non-European societies with longer histories of agriculture and statehood and higher levels of technology adoption ...