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National IQ and National Productivity: The Hive Mind Across Asia. Asian Development Review, Vol. 28(1), pp. 51-71

dc.contributor.authorGarett Jones
dc.date.accessioned2015-01-24T13:11:30Z
dc.date.available2015-01-24T13:11:30Z
dc.date.issued2011-03-27T13:11:30Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11540/1660
dc.description.abstractA recent line of research demonstrates that cognitive skills—intelligence quotient scores, math skills, and the like—have only a modest influence on individual wages, but are strongly correlated with national outcomes. Is this largely due to human capital spillovers? This paper argues that the answer is yes. It presents four different channels through which intelligence may matter more for nations than for individuals: (i) intelligence is associated with patience and hence higher savings rates; (ii) intelligence causes cooperation; (iii) higher group intelligence opens the door to using fragile, high-value production technologies; and (iv) intelligence is associated with supporting market-oriented policies. Abundant evidence from across ADB member countries demonstrates that environmental improvements can raise cognitive skills is reviewed.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherAsian Development Bank
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dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/
dc.titleNational IQ and National Productivity: The Hive Mind Across Asia. Asian Development Review, Vol. 28(1), pp. 51-71
dc.typeJournals
dc.subject.adbWages
dc.title.seriesAsian Development Review
dc.title.volumeVolume 28, Number 1, pp. 51-71
dc.contributor.imprintAsian Development Bank
oar.themeEconomics
oar.themeGovernance
oar.identifierOAR-002520
oar.authorJones, Garett
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    The Asian Development Review (ADR) is a professional journal for disseminating the results of economic and development research relevant to Asia and the Pacific. Since 1983, the ADR has been an important part of the history of the Asian Development Bank and its mission to reduce poverty across Asia and the Pacific.

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