The Cape of the Good Hope Panel: Long-term studies of growth, inequality and labour coercion in the global south

Project: Research

Project Details


The chief purpose of the project is to construct one of the largest panel data set in existence in the world. The data set will enable researchers to follow multiple generations of a complete settler population in the Cape Colony (1660-1840). The project will use the dataset to contact empirical micro-studies grounded in grand debates on the determinants of growth, inequality and labour corecion in a pre-industrial colonial context. The project currently involves four senior researchers, one post-doc and three doctoral students.
Effective start/end date2016/01/012019/12/31

Collaborative partners


  • Marianne och Marcus Wallenbergs Stiftelse

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 project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

UKÄ subject classification

  • Economic History