Nicolai Baumert

Doctoral Student, Master, MSc

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Economic History


  • Sub-Saharan Africa, Demographic Transition, Emission Trade, Carbon Leakage, Carbon Footprint, Population Dynamics, Economic History, Environmental Economic History, Historical Demography


My current research focuses consist of two main areas of interest.

First, I examine current population development in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) in a historical context and thereby analyze the demographic dynamics (since 1820) for various regions in SSA compared to the rest of the world. The aim of this research is to create a more profound understanding of historical demographic developments in Africa, which provides a necessary component in the study of the present population boom.

Second, I assess both the value added and the global greenhouse gas emissions embodied in trade within globally fragmented production processes from the late 20th century onwards. In doing so, I have specialized in the analysis of global value chains with the use of input-output analysis.

Recent research outputs

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