Stefania Galli

Associate Senior Lecturer

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

About Stefania Galli

Stefania Galli is an Assistant Professor at the Unit for Economic History at the University of Gothenburg.

Prior to this appointment, she has been serving as a LSE fellow at the London School of Economics (LSE) and as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Gothenburg. She holds a PhD from the University of Gothenburg for her work on social stratification in 19th century West Africa.

Her research interests fall at the crossroad between Economic History and Development Economics, with a focus on the impact of institutions (e.g., slavery and colonialism) on inequality and development in the Global South.

Her research relies on a multi-disciplinary, quantitative approach applied to archival sources. Her work has been published, amongst others, in The Economic History Review, European Economic History Review, Cliometrica, Social Science History.

She welcomes enquiries concerning collaborations and supervision.

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Research areas

  • Institutions, Colonialism and Slavery
  • Social and Economic Inequality
  • Gender and Occupational patterns
  • Trade and Development

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

Teaching areas

  • Trade and Development
  • Global Economic History
  • Research Methods and Quantitative Methods

Selected publications

Colonialism and rural inequality in Sierra Leone: an egalitarian experiment Galli, Stefania, Rönnbäck, Klas European Review of Economic History, 2020

Land distribution and Inequality in a Black Settler Colony: The case of Sierra Leone, 1792-1831Galli, Stefania, Rönnbäck, Klas The Economic History Review, 2021

Economic Inequality in Latin America and Africa, 1650 to 1950: Can a comparison of historical trajectories help to understand underdevelopment? Galli, Stefania, Theodoridis, Dimitrios ,Rönnbäck, Klas Economic History of Developing Regions, 2023

Socioeconomic Status and Group Belonging: Evidence from Early-Nineteenth-Century Colonial West Africa Galli, Stefania Social science history, 2022