【量化历史网上讲座系列】(Quantitative History Webinar Series)由香港大学陈志武教授和马驰骋博士联合发起并举办，旨在介绍前沿量化历史研究成果、促进同仁交流，推广量化方法在历史研究中的应用。本系列讲座由国际量化历史学会、香港大学经济管理学院和亚洲环球研究所全力支持和承办。
Transition to Agriculture and First State Presence
主讲人: Ola Olsson, Professor of Economics, University of Gothenburg
时间：2021年4月8日 16:00 - 17:30 （北京时间，星期四）
It has often been observed that the emergence of states in a region is typically preceded by an earlier transition to agricultural production. Using new data on the date of first state emergence within contemporary countries, Ola Olsson and his co-authors present a global scale analysis of the chronological relationship between the transition to agriculture and the subsequent emergence of states. They find statistically significant relationships between early reliance on agriculture and state age in all sub-samples.
In this Quantitative History Webinar, Ola Olsson of University of Gothenburg will explore how their findings show that this relationship is not markedly different in cases where states were imposed from outside or when they emerged through internal origination.
Ola's co-authors: Oana Borcan (University of East Anglia) and Louis Putterman (Brown University)