• HHB is glad to welcome Morten Jerven – Professor at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences and Adjunct Professor at Lund University – as a new HHB Researchers.


    Prof. Jerven holds a PhD in Economic History (London School of Economics) and has published widely on African economic development, and particularly on patterns of economic growth and on economic development statistics. His books are based on research in Ghana, Nigeria, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Botswana.


    He is currently working on linking studies on post-colonial economic development with the economic history of colonial Africa through the research project:  ‘African states and development: a historical perspective on state legitimacy and development capacity, 1890-2010’ supported by a SSHRC Standard grant.

  • HHB is glad to welcome Ewout Frankema – Full professor and chair of Rural and Environmental History at Wageningen University – as a new HHB Researcher.


    Prof. Frankema is elected member of the Young Academy of the Royal Dutch Academy of Arts and Sciences and research fellow of the UK Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). His research agenda focuses on a deeper understanding of the long-term comparative economic development of developing regions (Africa, Latin America, Asia) and the historical origins and nature of present-day global inequality.


    He has studied History, Economics and Philosophy at the University of Groningen, where he obtained his PhD in Economics in 2008. In 2013 he won the prestigious Arthur H. Cole Prize for the best paper in the Journal of Economic History.

  • HHB is glad to welcome Jutta Bolt – Associate Professor at Lund University – as a new HHB Researcher.


    Prof. Bolt holds a PhD in Economics (University of Groningen). Her research focuses on understanding long term comparative economic development patterns, with a special focus on Africa. Her current research projects include studying long term population dynamics in Africa, understanding the historical origins of present-day income inequality in Africa, studying long term agricultural productivity in Africa and the Maddison project aimed at measuring long rung global economic development.

  • HHB is glad to welcome Alexander Moradi – Associate Professor at the Free University of Bozen – as a new HHB Fellow.


    Prof. Moradi holds a PhD in Economics (University of Tuebingen, Germany). He has more than ten years experience conducting research and teaching development economics and economic history. His research focuses on sub-Saharan Africa. He is a specialist in employing historical data to analyse health, living standards and urban development.


    He has published widely including in journals such as the American Economic Journal, The Economic Journal and Review of Economics and Statistics.

  • A new source from Bulgaria is now part of HHB Sources: the first Household Budget Survey from the country, dating back to 1925.


    The HBS report contains household-level microdata on 1,385 families, focusing both on income and on expenditures.



    Big thanks to the HHB Researcher Nikolay Bogatzky for his precious contribution

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