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Christian Missionaries and Education in Former African Colonies: How Competition Mattered

Francisco A. Gallego and Robert Woodberry.

in Journal of African Economies

June 2010; p ublished online March 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Sociology; Economic History; Education and Research Institutions; Labour and Demographic Economics; Economic Development. 10719 words.

Using regional data for about 180 African provinces, we find that measures of Protestant missionary activity in the past are more correlated with schooling variables today than similar...

The Impact of the Slave Trade on Literacy in West Africa: Evidence from the Colonial Era

Nonso Obikili.

in Journal of African Economies

January 2016; p ublished online September 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Development; Economic History; Education and Research Institutions. 11754 words.

Recent studies have highlighted the importance of Africa's history of slave exporting to its current economic development. In this article, I show that differences in investment in...

Medieval Universities, Legal Institutions, and the Commercial Revolution

Davide Cantoni and Noam Yuchtman.

in The Quarterly Journal of Economics

May 2014; p ublished online March 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Labour and Demographic Economics; Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Growth and Fluctuations; Education and Research Institutions; Economic Development. 21787 words.

We present new data documenting medieval Europe’s Commercial Revolution using information on the establishment of markets in Germany. We use these data to test whether medieval universities...