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Klas Rönnbäck


Visiting address
Viktoriagatan 13 plan 6
41125 Göteborg
Room number
Postal address
Box 625
40530 Göteborg

About Klas Rönnbäck

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Research areas

  • Economic development
  • Colonialism
  • Slavery
  • Capitalism

Research in progress

  • Reversal of fortune or persistence of wealth? Institutions and wealth inequality in a Caribbean plantation economy, 1750s to 1917, 2019-01 - 2022-12
  • Imperial Profits: The return on investments in Africa, 1869-1969, 2016-12 - 2020-12

Teaching areas

  • Global economic history
  • Economic history of slavery

Selected publications

Labour and Living Standards in Pre-Colonial West Africa: The Case of the Gold Coast
Rönnbäck, Klas

African agricultural productivity and the transatlantic slave trade: evidence from Senegambia in the nineteenth century
Rönnbäck, Klas, Theodoridis, Dimitrios
Economic history review, 2018

Scandinavia in the Atlantic World
Rönnbäck, Klas
Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History, Oxford University Press, 2018

On the economic importance of the slave plantation complex to the British economy during the eighteenth century: a value-added approach
Rönnbäck, Klas
Journal of Global History, 13:3, s. 309-327, 2018

Capital and Colonialism: The Return on British Investments in Africa 1869-1969
Rönnbäck, Klas, Broberg, Oskar