Mr Nick Fitzhenry

Mr Nick Fitzhenry

PhD Student

Department of Economic History

Room No
SAR 4.04
Office Hours
Wednesday 10-11, Friday 12-1 No booking required
Afrikaans, English, French
Key Expertise
Economic history of developing regions; economic history of Africa.

About me

Nick’s PhD thesis focuses on the study of long run growth and living standards in Southern Africa, in the context of segregationary land policy. His research explores how 20th century land dispossession and racial property restrictions (in both urban and rural settings) shaped subsequent economic development of neighbourhoods, cities, farmland and population groups.

Nick holds an MSc in Economic History from the LSE, a Master's of Commerce in Applied Economics from the University of Cape Town, and Bachelors of Commerce in Economics and Law  in Political Science and Economics from the University of Cape Town.

Nick is interested in the economic history of developing regions in Africa and the former territories of the British Empire; using geospatial econometrics to study comparative historical development.

Provisional title for dissertation

  • Essays on regional development in Southern Africa

Dissertation supervisors

  • Dr Leigh Gardner, Professor Chris Minns

Curriculum Vitae


Expertise Details

Economic history of developing regions; comparative historical development; political economy; regional inequality; economic geography; economic history of Africa.