Cliometrics in South Africa

Stellenbosch Working Paper Series No. WP14/2018
 
Publication date: July 2018
 
Author(s):
[protected email address] (LEAP, Department of Economics, Stellenbosch University)
 
Abstract:

African economic history is experiencing a renaissance, and South African economic history likewise. Combining newly transcribed large historical datasets with econometric techniques now standard in the economics literature, economic historians have greatly improved our understanding of South Africa's development over the centuries. Yet many questions remain. This paper reviews the most recent contributions, and outlines the road ahead.

 
JEL Classification:

N01, N37

Keywords:

economic history, historical economics, cliometrics, econometric history, South Africa, Cape Colony

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