The 8th ‘Frontiers in African Economic History’ workshop wants to contribute to current debates concerning the long-term relationship between inequality and economic development in Africa – past and present. The two-day workshop will discuss on-going research projects conducted by historians and economic-historians at African, European and American Universities.

In connection to the workshop a public discussion about the Future of Africa between Prof Gareth Austin and Prof Arne Bigsten will take place on the 5th of December. For details; click here.

The workshop is hosted by the Department of Economic history, Lund University and sponsored by the Crafoord Foundation, Sweden.

Programme overview (for detailed programme click here)

Friday 6 December

08:00-08:30 Coffee
08.30-08:40 Welcome address
08.45-10:15 Colonialism, economic development and inequality
10.30-12:30 Inequality in rural Africa
13.30-14:30 Urban Inequality
15:00 -17:00 Political economy and inequality
18:00 Dinner

Saturday 7 December

09:00-09:30 Coffee
09:30-11.00 Measuring inequality
11.15-12.15 PhD-session I
13.15-14.45 PhD-session II