Keyword: Colonial history

Call for Application: An ERSA Research Workshop: Longitudinal Data in African History
The study of African economic history has reached a tipping point. ...
Call for Application
Call for Application: Training Workshop for Graduate Students: South African Economic H...
South African economic history is undergoing a mini-revolution. Ass...
Call for Application
Call for Papers: An ERSA Research Workshop: The fiscal history of Sub-Saharan Africa
The public finances of African governments in the colonial and post...
Submit paper: 4 May 2015
Call for Papers
Reigniting economic growth: Lessons from three centuries of data
We estimate that since 1701, South Africa has experienced 163 years...
Edward Kerby, Roy Havemann
Working Paper
The political economy of palm oil expansion and deforestation in Indonesia
This paper studies the interactions between political and economic ...
Nunung Nuryartono, Krisztina Kis-Katosz, Elías Cisnerosy
Working Paper
Late colonial antecedents of modern democracy
Some of the most contested questions in political science and polit...
Martin Rode, Christian Bjørnskov
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...
Johan Fourie, Abel Gwaindepi
Working Paper
The measurement of institutions and instability in Democratic Republic of Congo, 1880-2010
This paper introduces a new database for Property Rights, Political...
Alain P. Bala
Policy Brief
Evolution of institutions in Ghana and implications for economic growth
This report discusses the evolution of institutions and compares th...
Emmanuel M. Letete, George Agbenyo, Wisdom Akpalu, Mare Sarr
Working Paper
Intergenerational mobility during industrial take-off
Using a novel dataset of genealogical records, we make the first at...
Johan Fourie, Jeanne Cilliers
Policy Brief
Why local context matters: de jure and de facto property rights in colonial South Africa
For economic transactions, including debt transactions, to occur in...
Johan Fourie, Christie Swanepoel
Working Paper
Social mobility during South Africa’s industrial take-off
In the absence of historical income or education data, the change i...
Johan Fourie, Jeanne Cilliers
Working Paper
What church records can tell us about economic development
Because colonial sources often lack adequate information about the ...
ERSA
Workshop
Growth (and segregation) by rail: How the railways shaped Colonial South Africa
The railway played a large part in late nineteenth century and earl...
Johan Fourie, Alfonso Herranz-Loncan
Working Paper
“Impending ruin” or “remarkable wealth”? The role of private credit markets in a settle...
Credit markets develop hand in hand with a market economy. Pre-indu...
Johan Fourie, Christie Swanepoel
Working Paper
The Cape of Perfect Storms: Colonial Africa’s first financial crash, 1788-1793
This paper investigates the causes and consequences of colonial Afr...
Roy Havemann, Johan Fourie
Working Paper
An ERSA Research Workshop: The fiscal history of Sub-Saharan Africa
The public finances of African governments in the colonial and post...
Submit paper: 4 May 2015
ERSA
Workshop
An ERSA Research Workshop: Longitudinal Data in African History
The study of African economic history has reached a tipping point. ...
Submit paper: 4 May 2015
ERSA
Workshop
When selection trumps persistence: The lasting effect of missionary education in South ...
To estimate the long-term, persistent effects of missionary educati...
Johan Fourie, Christie Swanepoel
Working Paper
The spatial persistence of population and wealth during apartheid: comparing the 1911 a...
This article examines the spatial distribution of people and wealth...
Waldo F. Krugell
Working Paper
An economic model of the apartheid state
Rather than a rigid racial ideology, it is argued that South Africa...
Anton D. Lowenberg
Working Paper
Training Workshop for Graduate Students: South African Economic History
South African economic history is undergoing a mini-revolution. Ass...
Submit paper: 10 October 2014
ERSA
Workshop
The missing people: Accounting for indigenous populations in Cape Colonial history
Because information about the livelihoods of indigenous groups is o...
Johan Fourie, Erik Green
Working Paper
Savings and economic growth: A historical analysis of the relationship between savings ...
The sub-optimal savings propensity in South Africa the past three d...
John W. M. Mwamba, Lorraine Greyling, Grietjie Verhoef
Working Paper
Race, gender and growth of the affluent middle class in post-apartheid South Africa
This paper examines the development of the middle class in post-apa...
Justin Visagie
Working Paper
The quantitative Cape: Notes from a new Histriography of the Dutch Cape Colony
The digitisation and transcription of rich archival sources and the...
Johan Fourie
Working Paper
A country of migrants: Advances in South African economic history
South Africa is a country of migrants. From the Bantu migration, th...
ERSA
Workshop
Pearls worth Rds4000 or less: Reinterpreting eighteenth century sumptuary laws at the Cape
Governor Ryk Tulbagh promulgated sumptuary laws at the Cape in 1755...
Stan Du Plessis
Working Paper
Heights and development in a Cash-Crop Colony: Living standards in Ghana, 1870-1980
While Ghana is a classic case of economic growth in an agricultural...
Jörg Baten, Gareth Austin, Alexander Moradi
Working Paper
The economics of apartheid
The Economics of Apartheid Apartheid remains a contentious issue. I...
ERSA
Workshop
Where you live matters: Urbanisation and labour markets outcomes
Policy Paper 17 Given apartheid’s legacy of irrational spatial plan...
Roy Havemann, Marna Kearney
Policy Paper
Ethnic reunion and cultural affinity
Ethnic reunion is the propensity of tourists to travel to regions w...
Maria Santana-Gallego, Johan Fourie
Working Paper
A history with evidence: Income inequality in the Dutch Cape Colony
The arrival of European settlers at the Cape in 1652 marked the beg...
Johan Fourie, Dieter von Fintel
Working Paper
A theory of colonial goverance
This paper considers conditions of optimality in a co-optive strate...
Johannes W. Fedderke, Julius A. Agbor, Nicola Viegi
Working Paper
Ship traffic and the economy of the Cape Colony: 1652-1793
Most historians regard the Cape Colony of the seventeenth and eight...
Willem H. Boshoff, Johan Fourie
Working Paper
Colonial data and economic history research in South Africa
Colonial data and economic history research in South Africa –...
ERSA
Workshop

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