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Oded Galor is the founder of Unified Growth Theory. He has contributed to the understanding of the process of development over the entire course of human history and the role of deep-rooted factors in the transition from stagnation to growth and in the emergence of the vast inequality across the globe. He has contributed to the exploration of the impact of inequality on the process of development, the interaction between adaptation and economic development, the transition from stagnation to growth, and the impact of diversity on comparative economic development. 


Oded Galor was awarded Doctorate Honoris Causa from Athens University of Economic and Business (AUEB), UC Louvain, and from Poznań University of Economics & Business. He is an elected Foreign Member of Academia Europaea and an Elected Fellow of the Econometric Society. He is a Research Fellow of CEPR, GLO, and IZA, a Research Associate of the NBER and CESifo, a former Sackler Fellow at Tel-Aviv University, and a Fellow of the Economics Department at the Hebrew University.  Furthermore, he is the Editor in Chief of the Journal of Economic Growth, Editor of the Journal of Population Economics, and Co-Editor of Macroeconomic Dynamics.

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