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Homepage:https://www.ewoutfrankema.com/
Workplace:Wageningen Universiteit
Centre for Global Economic History (CGEH), Universiteit Utrecht (University of Utrecht), (more information at EDIRC)

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Working Papers

2021

  1. Fiscal Development under Colonial and Sovereign Rule
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads
  2. Why Africa is not that poor
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads
    Also in African Economic History Working Paper, African Economic History Network (2021) View citations (1)

2019

  1. The Great Convergence. Skill Accumulation and Mass Education in Africa and Asia, 1870-2010
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads View citations (2)

2017

  1. WITHDRAWN PAPER
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads View citations (6)

2016

  1. From coercion to comppensation: Institutional responses to labour scarcity in teh Central African copperbelt
    African Economic History Working Paper, African Economic History Network View citations (1)
  2. Patterns of Manufacturing Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa: From Colonization to the Present
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads View citations (1)
    Also in Working Papers, Utrecht University, Centre for Global Economic History (2015) Downloads View citations (2)
  3. Tracing the uneven diffusion of missionary education in colonial Uganda: European influences, African realities, and the pitfalls of church record data
    African Economic History Working Paper, African Economic History Network View citations (1)

2015

  1. An Economic Rationale for the African Scramble: The Commercial Transition and the Commodity Price Boom of 1845-1885
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (8)

2013

  1. Low Income Inequality, High Wealth Inequality.The Puzzle of the Rhineland Welfare States
    Working Papers, Utrecht University, Centre for Global Economic History Downloads View citations (2)
  2. Writing History Backwards or Sideways: Towards a Consensus on African Population, 1850-present
    African Economic History Working Paper, African Economic History Network View citations (1)

2012

  1. An Island Drifting Apart: Why Haiti mires in poverty while the Dominican Republic forges ahead
    Working Papers, Utrecht University, Centre for Global Economic History Downloads
  2. Moving Forward in African Economic History. Bridging the Gap Between Methods and Sources
    Lund Papers in Economic History, Lund University, Department of Economic History Downloads View citations (7)
    Also in African Economic History Working Paper, African Economic History Network (2012) View citations (5)

2011

  1. African Real Wages in Asian Perspective, 1880-1940
    Working Papers, Utrecht University, Centre for Global Economic History Downloads View citations (6)
  2. Structural Impediments to African Growth? New Evidence from Real Wages in British Africa, 1880-1965
    Working Papers, Utrecht University, Centre for Global Economic History Downloads View citations (4)
  3. The Origins of Formal Education in sub-Saharan Africa - Was British Rule More Benign?
    Working Papers, Utrecht University, Centre for Global Economic History Downloads View citations (12)
    See also Journal Article The origins of formal education in sub-Saharan Africa: was British rule more benign?, European Review of Economic History, European Historical Economics Society (2012) Downloads View citations (66) (2012)

2010

  1. Comparing Productivity in the Netherlands, France, UK and US, ca. 1910:A new PPP benchmark and its implications for changing economic leadership
    GGDC Research Memorandum, Groningen Growth and Development Centre, University of Groningen Downloads View citations (3)
  2. The state and scope of the economic history of developing regions
    Working Papers, Stellenbosch University, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (2)
    Also in ANU Working Papers in Economics and Econometrics, Australian National University, College of Business and Economics, School of Economics (2010) Downloads View citations (3)

2007

  1. Was It Really “Growth with Equity†under Soeharto? A Theil Analysis of Indonesian Income Inequality, 1961-2002
    GGDC Research Memorandum, Groningen Growth and Development Centre, University of Groningen Downloads View citations (1)

2006

  1. Measuring and Analysing Educational Inequality: The Distribution of Grade Enrolment Rates in Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa
    GGDC Research Memorandum, Groningen Growth and Development Centre, University of Groningen Downloads View citations (8)
  2. The Colonial Origins of Inequality: Exploring the Causes and Consequences of Land Distribution
    GGDC Research Memorandum, Groningen Growth and Development Centre, University of Groningen Downloads View citations (18)
    Also in Ibero America Institute for Econ. Research (IAI) Discussion Papers, Ibero-America Institute for Economic Research (2005) Downloads View citations (31)

Journal Articles

2023

  1. What about the race between education and technology in the Global South? Comparing skill premiums in colonial Africa and Asia
    Economic History Review, 2023, 76, (3), 941-978 Downloads

2020

  1. Pandemics that changed the world: historical reflections on COVID-19
    Journal of Global History, 2020, 15, (3), 333-335 Downloads View citations (5)

2018

  1. An Economic Rationale for the West African Scramble? The Commercial Transition and the Commodity Price Boom of 1835–1885
    The Journal of Economic History, 2018, 78, (1), 231-267 Downloads View citations (22)
  2. From coercion to compensation: institutional responses to labour scarcity in the Central African Copperbelt
    Journal of Institutional Economics, 2018, 14, (2), 313-343 Downloads View citations (10)
  3. Gender, ethnicity, and unequal opportunity in colonial Uganda: European influences, African realities, and the pitfalls of parish register data
    Economic History Review, 2018, 71, (3), 965-994 Downloads View citations (5)

2017

  1. Slave ship provisioning in the long 18th century. A boost to West African commercial agriculture?
    European Review of Economic History, 2017, 21, (2), 185-235 Downloads View citations (2)

2016

  1. Colonial adventures in tropical agriculture: new estimates of returns to investment in the Netherlands Indies, 1919–1938
    Cliometrica, Journal of Historical Economics and Econometric History, 2016, 10, (2), 197-224 Downloads View citations (2)
  2. ENDOGENOUS PROCESSES OF COLONIAL SETTLEMENT. THE SUCCESS AND FAILURE OF EUROPEAN SETTLER FARMING IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA*
    Revista de Historia Económica / Journal of Iberian and Latin American Economic History, 2016, 34, (2), 237-265 Downloads View citations (12)

2015

  1. Labour-Intensive Industrialization in Global History: A Review Essay
    Economic History of Developing Regions, 2015, 30, (1), 44-67 Downloads View citations (1)
  2. The Biogeographic Roots of World Inequality: Animals, Disease, and Human Settlement Patterns in Africa and the Americas Before 1492
    World Development, 2015, 70, (C), 274-285 Downloads View citations (9)

2014

  1. AN ISLAND DRIFTING APART. WHY HAITI IS MIRED IN POVERTY WHILE THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC FORGES AHEAD
    Journal of International Development, 2014, 26, (1), 128-148 Downloads View citations (1)
  2. Writing history backwards or sideways: towards a consensus on African population, 1850–2010
    Economic History Review, 2014, 67, (4), 907-931 Downloads View citations (32)

2012

  1. Structural Impediments to African Growth? New Evidence from Real Wages in British Africa, 1880–1965
    The Journal of Economic History, 2012, 72, (4), 895-926 Downloads View citations (57)
  2. The origins of formal education in sub-Saharan Africa: was British rule more benign?
    European Review of Economic History, 2012, 16, (4), 335-355 Downloads View citations (66)
    See also Working Paper The Origins of Formal Education in sub-Saharan Africa - Was British Rule More Benign?, Working Papers (2011) Downloads View citations (12) (2011)

2011

  1. Colonial taxation and government spending in British Africa, 1880-1940: Maximizing revenue or minimizing effort?
    Explorations in Economic History, 2011, 48, (1), 136-149 Downloads View citations (20)

2010

  1. Raising revenue in the British empire, 1870–1940: how ‘extractive’ were colonial taxes?*
    Journal of Global History, 2010, 5, (3), 447-477 Downloads View citations (15)
  2. Reconstructing labor income shares in Argentina, Brazil and Mexico, 1870-2000*
    Revista de Historia Económica / Journal of Iberian and Latin American Economic History, 2010, 28, (2), 343-374 Downloads View citations (15)
  3. The colonial roots of land inequality: geography, factor endowments, or institutions?
    Economic History Review, 2010, 63, (2), 418-451 Downloads View citations (62)

2009

  1. The Expansion of Mass Education in Twentieth Century Latin America: A Global Comparative Perspective*
    Revista de Historia Económica / Journal of Iberian and Latin American Economic History, 2009, 27, (3), 359-396 Downloads View citations (18)
  2. Was It Really “Growth with Equity” under Soeharto? A Theil Analysis of Indonesian Income Inequality, 1961-2002
    Economics and Finance in Indonesia, 2009, 57, 47-77 Downloads

2008

  1. Comparing the Distribution of Education Across the Developing World, 1960–2005: What Does the Grade Enrollment Distribution Tell about Latin America?
    Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, 2008, 88, (3), 437-455 Downloads View citations (1)

Edited books

2022

  1. Fiscal Capacity and the Colonial State in Asia and Africa, c.1850–1960
    Cambridge Books, Cambridge University Press

2019

  1. Fiscal Capacity and the Colonial State in Asia and Africa, c.1850–1960
    Cambridge Books, Cambridge University Press
 
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