Prince Young Aboagye

Doctoral Student

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Economic History


  • Economic Development , Political Economy of Development , Income Inequality, African Economic History


My primary research interests are in economic development, political economy and African economic history. My doctoral research centers on understanding the historical roots of inequality by investigating long-term trends and drivers of national and regional income inequality for colonial and post-colonial Ghana. I focus on the income distribution effects of cash cropping, regional and gender disparities in education, differential access to land and credit, and tax policies.  

Ellen Hillbom is my main supervisor. Jutta Bolt and Erik Green are my assistant supervisors. I am expected to complete the doctoral project in September, 2019. 


I teach on the following courses at the graduate level: EKHM61: Institutions, Economic Growth and Equity and EKHM84: Development of Emerging Economies. At the undergraduate level, I teach on these courses: UTVC22: Development Studies- Development Policy in Practice and UTVC23: Development Studies-Development Theories.  

Recent research outputs

Prince Young Aboagye & Jutta Bolt, 2018, (African Economic History Network Working Paper Series ; no. 38/2018).

Research output: Working paper

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