JEL code: N47

Measuring institutions during and after colonisation in Senegal (1819-2010)
Most of the widely used indicators of institutions have been critic...
2 August 2017
Working Paper
Measurement and analysis of the evolution of institutions in Nigeria
“Institutions matter” has become a generally accepted premise in de...
13 February 2017
Working Paper
Path dependence and interdependence between institutions and development
Path dependence theory, within the institutions context, means that...
3 October 2016
Policy Brief
An economic model of the apartheid state
Rather than a rigid racial ideology, it is argued that South Africa...
18 August 2014
Working Paper
The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade and Local Political Fragmentation in Africa
I examine the possibility that the trans-Atlantic slave trades infl...
14 January 2014
Working Paper
Pearls worth Rds4000 or less: Reinterpreting eighteenth century sumptuary laws at the Cape
Governor Ryk Tulbagh promulgated sumptuary laws at the Cape in 1755...
18 March 2013
Working Paper