Ewout Frankema is the chair of the Rural and Environmental History Group at Wageningen University, editor-in-chief of the Journal of Global History and research fellow of the UK Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). His research agenda focuses on a deeper understanding of the long-term comparative economic development of developing regions (Africa, Latin America, Asia) and the historical origins and nature of present-day global inequality. He has taught courses in history, economics and development studies at the University of Groningen, Utrecht University, Wageningen University, and offered guest lectures at universities in Benin, Uruguay, Uganda, Spain, Sweden and the UK.

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