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

Project: Research

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Economic History


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

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Related research output

Igor Martins, 2019 Mar 15, (African Economic History Network Working Paper Series; no. 43).

Research output: Working paper

Igor Martins, Jeanne Cilliers & Fourie, J., 2019, 56 p. (Lund Papers in Economic History. Development Economics; no. 2019:197).

Research output: Working paper

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