Elias Papaioannou: Pre-Colonial Ethnic Institutions and Contemporary African Development

In this episode we chat with Elias Papaioannou about his paper “Pre-Colonial Ethnic Institutions and Contemporary African Development’”. Elias and his co-author, Stelios Michalopoulos, investigate the role of deeply rooted pre-colonial ethnic institutions in shaping comparative regional development within African countries. They find a strong positive association between pre-colonial political complexity and contemporary development

Paper link: https://doi.org/10.3982/ECTA9613

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