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
- Dr Leigh Gardner, Professor Chris Minns