London Business School Online Course: African History through the lens of Economics

01 Feb 2022 12:00AM - 13 Apr 2022 12:00AM
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Date: 1 February - 13 April 2022

London Business School's Wheler Institute for Business and Development is launching an online open-access free course on African Economic History, running from February - April 2022. CEPR and STEG are also supporting the course.

This masterclass aims to familiarize students with insights into the recent, burgeoning literature on the impact of Africa’s history on contemporary 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 development challenges by drawing parallels between the past and present. 

Course sessions

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

The course organization and main lectures are delivered by Nathan Nunn  (Harvard University and NBER),  Leonard Wantchekon (Princeton and African School of Economics),  Stelios Michalopoulos (Brown, CEPR, and NBER) and Elias Papaioannou (London Business School and CEPR).

Syllabus and registrations

To register and for more information about the course, click here