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African History through the lens of Economics

Elias Papaioannou, Leonard Wantchekon, Stelios Michalopoulos, Nathan Nunn, etc.
Level: beginner
University: None
Platform: Online
Year: 2022
Start: 2022-02-01
Recurrence: none
Language: English
Discipline: diverse
Attendance: free
Workload per week: 1.2 h

African History through the lens of Economics

An initiative by the Wheeler Institute for Business and Development

This course will cover recent contributions in economic history that, using geospatial data from anthropological maps, colonial archives and secondary sources, will explore current economic and developement challenges by drawing parallels between the past and present.

10 main lectures + 10 special and plenary sessions covering major aspects of African history every Tuesday and Wednesday from 10am ET / 3pmGMT for 10 weeks starting on 1st February.

Main Teaching Faculty include: Elias Papaioannou (London Business School), Leonard Wantchekon (Princeton University), Stelios Michalopoulos (Brown University), and Nathan Nunn (Harvard University).

Download course schedule here.

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