Research areas and keywords
UKÄ subject classification
- Economic History
- African economic history, Inequality, Agriculture
My main research areas are African economic history (especially eastern Africa), inequality, and the role of agriculture, agricultural transformation, and structural change in economic development. Other areas of interest include the role of (informal) institutions and culture in economic activity and development, especially that of witchcraft and religion, as well as property and land rights.
My doctoral research project is titled "Long-term trends in inequality and agricultural policy in Tanzania, 1890-present". At the moment, I am constructing social tables for the Tanganyika Territory, which I will use to measure inequality in British colonial Tanganyika. I will also be looking at how changes in regime from the German colonial period to the post-independence period and the respective agricultural policies have impacted economic development and influenced inequality trends.
My main supervisor is Ellen Hillbom, and my assistant supervisors are Morten Jerven and Tobias Axelsson. The project began in September 2016 and is scheduled to finish in 2020.