Keyword: Economic History

Reigniting economic growth: Lessons from three centuries of data
We estimate that since 1701, South Africa has experienced 163 years...
Published: 1 March 2021
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...
Published: 16 May 2019
Working Paper
Measuring political and economic institutions in Ethiopia: c.1888 –2016
This paper presents the first ever set of indices of political and ...
Published: 19 October 2017
Working Paper
7th Annual Meeting of the African Economic History Network: Innovation and the African ...
The African Economic History Network, in association with the Labor...
Submit paper: 15 May 2017
Event: 25 October 2017
Published: 24 February 2017
Call for Papers
Black living standards in South Africa before democracy: New evidence from heights
Very little income or wage data was systematically recorded on the ...
Published: 23 February 2017
Working Paper
Small-scale farming and food security: the enabling role of cash transfers in South Afr...
Cash transfers successfully alleviate poverty in many developing co...
Published: 10 November 2016
Working Paper
Intergenerational mobility during industrial take-off
Using a novel dataset of genealogical records, we make the first at...
Published: 9 November 2016
Policy Brief
What church records can tell us about economic development
Because colonial sources often lack adequate information about the ...
Event: 22 January 2016
Published: 1 December 2015