Ewout Frankema






Ewout Frankema is professor and chair of Rural and Environmental History at Wageningen University, editor-in-chief of the Journal of Global History and research fellow of the UK Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). His research agenda focuses on a deeper understanding of the long-term comparative economic development of developing regions (Africa, Latin America, Asia) and the historical origins and nature of present-day global inequality. Frankema has studied History, Economics and Philosophy at the University of Groningen, where he obtained his PhD in Economics in 2008. He has taught a broad range of courses in history, economics and development studies at the University of Groningen, Utrecht University, Wageningen University, and offered guest lectures at universities in Benin, Uruguay, Uganda, Spain, Sweden and the UK. In 2012 he was awarded an ERC Starting Grant for his project Is Poverty Destiny? In 2013 he won the prestigious Arthur H. Cole Award for the best paper in the Journal of Economic History. In 2019 Frankema won the Ammodo Science Award of the Royal Dutch Academy of Arts and Sciences for outstanding mid-career scholarship in the Humanities. For further details and CV see