Jutta Bolt

Jutta Bolt

Senior lecturer, Associate professor

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My research focuses on understanding long-term, comparative economic development patterns, with a special focus on Africa. Current research projects include studying long term population dynamics in Africa (Wallenberg Academy fellowship), understanding the historical origins of present-day income inequality in Africa, studying long term agricultural productivity in Africa and the Maddison project aimed at measuring long-run global economic development.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

UKÄ subject classification

  • Economic History

Free keywords

  • Economic History
  • Historical demography
  • Economic Development
  • African economic history


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