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Im Erscheinen

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    E. Goeren, "Consequences of Linguistic Distance for Economic Growth," Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 2017.
    @Article{,
      author = {Goeren, Erkan},
      title = {Consequences of Linguistic Distance for Economic Growth},
      journal = {Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics},
      year = {2017},
      }

Referierte Zeitschriftenartikel

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  • E. Goeren, "The Biogeographic Origins of Novelty-Seeking Traits," Evolution and Human Behavior, vol. 37, pp. 456-469, 2016.
    @Article{,
      author = {Goeren, Erkan},
      title = {The Biogeographic Origins of Novelty-Seeking Traits},
      journal = {Evolution and Human Behavior},
      year = {2016},
      volume = {37},
      pages = {456-469},
      abstract = {This paper empirically investigates the evolutionary drivers of between-population variation of the human DRD4 exon III locus, a particular gene associated with the human personality trait of novelty-seeking behavior. Providing a novel compilation of worldwide DRD4 exon III allele frequencies in a large sample of indigenous populations around the world, this study employs population-specific biogeographic indicators to test the hypothesis of natural selection acting on the set of DRD4 exon III allele variants. The estimates suggest that migratory distance from East Africa and various population-specific biogeographic indicators, such as latitude, land suitability for agriculture, pasture land, and terrain ruggedness, contributed significantly to overall between-population DRD4 exon III polymorphism.},
      keywords = {DRD4, Novelty-seeking behavior, Entrepreneurial traits, Biogeography, Out of Africa, hypothesis, Gene-culture co-evolution, Natural selection},
      url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.evolhumbehav.2016.04.005},
      }
  • E. Goeren, "How Ethnic Diversity Affects Economic Growth," World Development, vol. 59, pp. 275-297, 2014.
    @Article{,
      author = {Goeren, Erkan},
      title = {How Ethnic Diversity Affects Economic Growth},
      journal = {World Development},
      year = {2014},
      volume = {59},
      pages = {275-297},
      month = {07},
      abstract = {This paper investigates the empirical relationship between ethnic diversity, polarization, and economic growth. Ethnicity is assumed to affect economic growth through a number of possible transmission channels that are generally included in cross-country growth regressions. This paper provides an extensive empirical analysis shedding light on the various sources through which ethnic diversity and polarization affects economic growth indirectly. It advances and empirically establishes the hypothesis that ethnic diversity has a strong direct negative impact on economic growth, whereas ethnic polarization has non-negligible indirect economic effects through the specified channel variables.},
      keywords = {ethnic diversity, ethnic polarization, transmission channels, economic growth},
      url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2014.01.012},
      }
  • E. Goeren, "The Persistent Effects of Novelty-Seeking Traits on Comparative Economic Development," Journal of Development Economics, vol. 126, pp. 112-126, 2017.
    @Article{,
      author = {Goeren, Erkan},
      title = {The Persistent Effects of Novelty-Seeking Traits on Comparative Economic Development},
      journal = {Journal of Development Economics},
      year = {2017},
      volume = {126},
      pages = {112-126},
      month = {05},
      abstract = {The issue of novelty-seeking traits have been related to important economic attitudes such as risk-taking, entrepreneurial, and explorative behaviors that foster technological progress and, thus, economic development. However, numerous molecular genetic studies have shown that novelty-seeking bearing individuals are prone to certain psychological “disadvantages” such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), leading to occupational and educational difficulties in modern societies. Using a recent compilation of DRD4 exon III allele frequencies – a particular gene variant that population geneticists have found to be sometimes associated with the human phenotype of novelty-seeking behavior – this paper advances a new country-level measure on the prevalence of novelty-seeking traits for a large number of countries worldwide. The results suggest a stable non-monotonic inverted U-shaped relationship between the country-level DRD4 exon III allele frequency measure and economic development. This finding is suggestive of the potential “benefits” and “costs” of novelty-seeking traits for the aggregate economy.},
      doi = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jdeveco.2016.12.009},
      keywords = {Novelty-seeking behavior; Entrepreneurial traits; Economic development; Natural selection; Biogeography; DRD4},
      url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jdeveco.2016.12.009},
      }
  • J. Bitzer und E. Goeren, "Measuring Capital Services by Energy Use: An Empirical Comparative Study," Applied Economics, vol. 48, iss. 53, pp. 5152-5167, 2016.
    @Article{,
      author = {Bitzer, Juergen and Goeren, Erkan},
      title = {Measuring Capital Services by Energy Use: An Empirical Comparative Study},
      journal = {Applied Economics},
      year = {2016},
      volume = {48},
      number = {53},
      pages = {5152-5167},
      month = {04},
      abstract = {From an engineering perspective, the service that a capital good provides is energy conversion – that is, the physical ‘work’ done by a machine. A capital good’s service can thus be measured directly by the energy consumed in production. We show important empirical advantages of this approximation over traditional measures. The empirical application reveals that this approach avoids a number of conceptual problems of the latter. Furthermore, this measure captures the utilization of the capital stock more accurately as it is more sensitive to fluctuations in economic activity. With a growth accounting exercise, it is shown that the differences between the new and the traditional measures are important for empirical work. Using the new measure yields significantly different results. Especially in times of global recession it provides higher and more feasible total factor productivity growth rates.},
      doi = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00036846.2016.1173178},
      keywords = {Total factor productivity, capital service, utilization rate, energy consumption, growth accounting},
      owner = {Catharina Schramm},
      timestamp = {2016.11.02},
      url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00036846.2016.1173178},
      }

Diskussionspapiere

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  • E. Goeren, "The Role of Novelty-Seeking Traits in Contemporary Knowledge Creation," University of Oldenburg, Department of Economics, http://www.vwl.uni-oldenburg.de/download/V-402-17.pdf, Working Papers , 2017.
    @TechReport{V-402-17,
      author = {Goeren, Erkan},
      title = {The Role of Novelty-Seeking Traits in Contemporary Knowledge Creation},
      institution = {University of Oldenburg, Department of Economics},
      year = {2017},
      type = {Working Papers},
      address = {http://www.vwl.uni-oldenburg.de/download/V-402-17.pdf},
      month = {09},
      abstract = {This paper hypothesizes and empirically establishes the persistent effects of novelty-seeking traits on crosscountry differences in scientifc knowledge creation. I use data on the prevalence of specifc allele variants of the human DRD4 exon III gene, which population geneticists have linked to the human phenotype of novelty-seeking behavior to examine its relationship to scientifc knowledge creation in society. The results suggest a positive and statistically signifcant linear relationship between both outcomes that is consistent with the hypothesis that the prevalence of novelty-seeking traits in society facilitates scientifc knowledge creation through benefcial human behaviors related to risk-taking and explorative behavior. The empirical fndings remain qualitatively unaffected when controlling for additional historical, biogeographical, and socioeconomic factors that appear as additional important determinants in the creation of scientifc knowledge in society.},
      keywords = {DRD4 Exon III, Novelty-Seeking Traits, Entrepreneurial Activity, Knowledge Creation, Technological Progress, Economic Development, Natural Selection, Genetic Diversity},
      url = {https://www.uni-oldenburg.de/fileadmin/user_upload/wire/fachgebiete/vwl/V-402-17.pdf},
      }