Economic Inequality in Ghana, 1891-1960

Prince Young Aboagye and Jutta Bolt

This paper contributes to a growing literature on understanding drivers of pre-industrial inequality by constructing social tables for colonial Ghana. Ghana is generally perceived as fairly equal in terms of income distribution,...
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Colonialism and development in Africa

Leander Heldring and James Robinson

In this paper we evaluate the impact of colonialism on development in Sub-Saharan Africa. In the world context, colonialism had very heterogeneous effects, operating through many mechanisms, sometimes encouraging development sometimes retarding...
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