Abel Gwaindepi

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Economic History


  • Development,Public finance, African economic history, African states, Fiscal history, Natural resource management


I joined Lund University as a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Economic History in September 2018. I hold a PhD in economics (focusing on economic history) from Stellenbosch University in South Africa. 

My research interests are in public economics and development economics, past and present. My PhD focused on public revenues, expenditures and debt of South Africa (Cape Colony) in the 19th century.  I am currently interested and working on a project on the fiscal capacity of African countries and other developing regions between 1900 and 2000. 

Recent research outputs

Abel Gwaindepi & Fourie, J., 2019 May 16, p. 1-32, (ERSA working paper ; no. 783).

Research output: Working paper

Abel Gwaindepi, 2019 Mar 18, 2019 ed., Stellenbosch University, p. 1-38, (Stellenbosch Working Paper Series ; no. WP07/2019).

Research output: Working paper

Abel Gwaindepi & Siebrits, K., 2019, (Accepted/In press) Fiscal Capacity and the Colonial State in Asia and Africa, 1850-1960. Frankema, E. & Booth, A. (eds.). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, ( Cambridge Studies in Economic History - 2nd series).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

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