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Dimitrios Theodoridis


Visiting address
Viktoriagatan 13
41125 Göteborg
Postal address
Box 625
40530 Göteborg

About Dimitrios Theodoridis

My research interests lie within eighteenth and nineteenth century global history with a special focus on trade, colonialism, natural resources, economic inequality and slavery.

In my doctoral dissertation Development Constrained, through a series of four research essays I examined the changing role of natural resources, and specifically that of land, for economic development during the era of the first industrialization.

I am currently working on a large research project which examines
wealth inequality in colonial slave based societies in the Caribbean. I am also working on a smaller project which examines cotton cultivation and labor regimes in India throughout the nineteenth century in a comparative perspective.

I have been teaching courses in quantitative research methods in economic history and courses in environmental history.

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Research areas

  • Environmental Economic History, Colonial History, Economic inequality, Slavery, Economic Development, Industrial Revolution

Research in progress

  • Reversal of fortune or persistence of wealth? Institutions and wealth inequality in a Caribbean plantation economy, 1750s to 1917, 2019-01 - 2023-01

Teaching areas

  • Quantitative Research Methods, Environmental history, History of Industrialization