human settlement


Economic outcomes and the structure and dynamics of human settlements

Posted on March 27, 2013 by Tara Thiagarajan in Science. Comments Off on Economic outcomes and the structure and dynamics of human settlements

What about an individual or settlement determines how successful it will be? We study the flow of information and goods among human settlements and how this relates to economic outcome. Presently our empirical study is focused on rural ecosystems in India, identifying key variables that predict the economic outcome of a village and the variance among individuals within them.