Sascha Klocke

Sascha Klocke


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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 was titled "Land, Labour, Legacies: Long-term Trebds in Inequality and Living Standards in Tanzania, c. 1920-2020" (2021). Within this project, I constructed social tables for the Tanganyika Territory, which I used to measure inequality in British colonial Tanganyika. I also investigated 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 was Ellen Hillbom (assistant supervisors were Morten Jerven and Tobias Axelsson).

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 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

UKÄ subject classification

  • Economic History

Free keywords

  • African economic history
  • Inequality
  • Agriculture


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