Stephen Broadberry

Stephen Broadberry is a Professor in Economic History  at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His research interests include global Economic History, very long run economic growth, and international comparisons of growth and productivity performance since 1870.

Content by Stephen Broadberry
  • 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