Author: Johan Fourie

Health inequality and the 1918 Influenza in South Africa
The 1918 influenza – the Spanish flu – killed an estimated 6% of Sout...
8 February 2021
Working Paper
Missing boys: Explaining South Africa’s unbalanced sex ratio, 1894-2011
At the beginning of the twentieth century the sex ratio for South A...
8 November 2019
Working Paper
The origin of extractive states in Africa: The case of the British Cape Colony, 1834-1909
The majority of African states continue to be regarded as extractiv...
16 May 2019
Working Paper
Black living standards in South Africa before democracy
The history of living standards in South Africa is a complex and in...
22 August 2017
Policy Brief
Why local context matters: de jure and de facto property rights in colonial South Africa
Property rights remain important for economic growth and developmen...
14 March 2017
Policy Brief
Black living standards in South Africa before democracy: New evidence from heights
Very little income or wage data was systematically recorded on the ...
23 February 2017
Working Paper