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What church records can tell us about economic development

1 December 2015
Panelist: ERSA
Event type: Workshop
JEL Code: N9, N97
Event date: 22 January 2016
- 23 January 2016

Because colonial sources often lack adequate information about the lived experience of Africans, quantitative economic historians that are interested in the African experience are forced to find creative ways to identify the effects of colonial policies. Church records at the individual level provide one such recourse.

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