Frontiers in African Economic History

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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Was the wage burden too heavy? Profits and wages on European settler farms

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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Doing Economic History in Africa: experiences from the archives in Uganda

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