Morten Jerven

Visiting Professor, PhD

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Economic History

Keywords

  • Africa, GDP, Poverty, Inequality, Demography

Research

My research focus on economic history of colonial and post-colonial Africa. In particular I am interested in measurement of growth and living standards in the 20th century. I am working on a book manuscript to be published by Cambridge University Press in 2019 with the title The Wealth and Poverty of African States. Economic growth, living standards and taxation in African states since the late 19th Century.

I am also working with Ellen Hillbom and Jutta Bolt on the project «Growing more unequal? Long term trends in inequality in Africa».

Teaching

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- Course code: EKH17

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- Course code: EKHM84

- Number of clock hours: 6 hr lectures

 

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Outreach

I am a columnist in the norwegian daily Klassekampen, and frequently contribute by giving interviews and writing op eds in international media. I am regurarly invited to give keynote lectures at public events and scientific conferences.

I am also the co-founder (together with Erik Green ) of the African Economic History Network. See more on: www.aehnetwork.org

Recent research outputs

Morten Jerven, 2018 Nov 1, In : Journal of African History. 59, 3, p. 449-461 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Morten Jerven, 2018 Aug, In : The Lancet. 392, 10146, p. 468-469 2 p.

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Morten Jerven, 2018, A Companion to African History. Wiley, p. 329-350 22 p.

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

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