Leigh Gardner

Leigh Gardner is an Associate Professor in the Economic History Department of the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her research interests include the economic and fiscal history of the British Empire, the  political economy of medieval kingship, and the economic origins of political institutions.

Content by Leigh Gardner
  • Blog post

    From boom to bust: Avoiding economic ‘growth reversals’ in Africa

    African economies have grown rapidly over the past decade. But history shows that the pattern of growth and reversal which has characterised African economic performance in the post-war period can persist for centuries. If the current boom is to be different, African countries must develop institutions which allow people to specialise away from agriculture, and mitigate...

    5 Dec 2014 | Leigh Gardner, Stephen Broadberry