"Discussion: Political Science and 'The New Economic History' of Africa"
Thu, March 12, 2009 • 3:30 PM - 5:45 PM • Batts Hall, Room 5.108
Gareth Austin is Reader in Economic History, London School of Economics. He is interested in the comparative economic history of Africa, Asia and Latin America. His work deals with general theories of economic development, including those developed within Rational Choice perspectives, the New Institutional Economics, and "The New Economic History" of Acemoglu and Robinson, among others. He is author Markets, Slaves and States in West African History (forthcoming, Cambridge University Press) and Labour, Land and Capital in Ghana: From Slavery to Free Labour in Asante, 1807-1956 (University of Rochester Press, 2005). Gareth Austin is also President of the Steering Committee of the European Network in Universal and Global History.
Event is free and open to the public.
Sponsored by: John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies, Department of History, Instititue for Historical Studies