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Settler skills and colonial development

Dieter von Fintel and Johan Fourie

No 213, Working Papers from Economic Research Southern Africa

Abstract: The emphasis on location-specific factors, such as climate or disease environment, in the explanation of development outcomes in colonial societies implicitly assumes that settler groups were homogenous. Using tax records, this paper shows that the French Huguenots who immigrated to Dutch South Africa at the end of the 17th century were more productive wine-makers than […]

JEL-codes: D31 D63 N37 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2011-03-01
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