Frontiers in African Economic History

Colonial State Formation Without Integration: Tax Capacity and Labour Regimes in Portuguese Mozambique (1890s–1970s)

Kleoniki Alexopoulou is a PhD Researcher within the VIDI-Project ‘Is Poverty Destiny? Exploring Long Term Changes in African Living Standards in Global Perspective’ at the Rural and Environmental History Group at Wageningen University in the Netherlands. Her research focuses on the role of fiscal...
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European Trade, Colonialism, and Human Capital Accumulation in Senegal, Gambia and Western Mali, 1770-1900

Gabriele Cappelli focuses on research concerning the long-term evolution of education and human capital, as well as their socio-economic and institutional determinants, across European and African regions. He is interested in the interaction of supply-side policies and pre-existent local social and economic endowments, as...
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Slave ship provisioning in the long 18th century. A boost to West African commercial agriculture?

Angus Dalrymple-Smith is a PhD Candidate (2013-present) at the Rural and Environmental History Group, Wageningen University, the Netherlands. His research focuses on the causes and impact of the nineteenth century commercial transition from slaves to 'legitimate commerce' in West Africa and the health and...
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Long-term trends in economic inequality: Lessons from colonial Botswana 1921–1974

Jutta Bolt is an Assistant Professor at the University of Groningen. Her research focuses on understanding long-term comparative economic development patterns, with a special focus on Africa. Current research projects include understanding long-term agricultural productivity in Africa, studying the historical origins of present-day income...
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Weather Shocks and Agricultural Commercialization in Colonial Tropical Africa: Did Export Crops Alleviate Social Distress?

Kostadis J. Papaioannou  is currently working as a Postdoc on the research project “Spatial Inequalities in African Political Economy” at the London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE). He obtained his PhD at the Rural and Environmental History Group, Wageningen University. His research interests...
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From Coercion to Compensation: Institutional Responses to Labour Scarcity in the Central African Copperbelt

Dácil Juif is a junior assistant professor at Carlos III University of Madrid. Her current research focuses on the economic history of central and southern Africa, especially on the well-being of mining workers, labour migration and human capital. She obtained her PhD at Eberhard-Karls University...
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Measuring rural welfare in colonial Africa: did Uganda’s smallholders thrive?

Michiel de Haas is a PhD Candidate (2013-present) at the Rural and Environmental History Group, Wageningen University, the Netherlands. His research focuses on welfare development, agricultural commercialization and agrarian change in Central and Eastern Africa, with a primary focus on Uganda during the colonial era. ...
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