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Dacil Tania Juif

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Visiting Professor


Despacho: 18.2.A.02





Research interests

 Quantitative economic history of developing regions

 The impact of mining activities on wellbeing

 Taxation in colonial Africa

 Determinants of long-run human capital formation




Economic History

Selected Publications 

Alexopoulou, Kleoniki, and Dácil Juif (2017). “Colonial State Formation Without Integration: Tax Capacity and Labour Regimes in Portuguese Mozambique (1890s-1970s)”. International Review of Social History, 62(2): 215-252.

Juif, Dácil, and Ewout Frankema (2016). “From Coercion to Compensation: Institutional
responses to labour scarcity in the Central African Copperbelt”. Journal of
Institutional Economics, 1-31.

Juif, Dácil (2015). “Skill Selectivity in Transatlantic Migration: The Case of Canary Islanders in
Cuba”. Journal of Iberian and Latin American Economic History, 33: 189-222.

Baten, Jörg, and Dácil Juif (2014). “A Story of Large Land Owners and Math Skills: Inequality
and Human Capital Formation in the Long-Run Development, 1820-2000”. Journal of
Comparative Economics, 42(2): 375-401.

Juif, Dácil, and Jörg Baten (2013). “On the Human Capital of ‘Inca’ Indios before and after the
Spanish Conquest: Was there a ‘Pre-Colonial Legacy’?”. Explorations in Economic
History, 50 (1): 227–241.

Work in Progress

“Paternalism, profitmaking and African agency: Mining and the spread of education in the Belgian Congo”

“Resource curse or blessing? The impact of mining activities on schooling in Zambia”

(with Katharina Mühlhoff) “The gender-specific local impact of the copper industry in 19th and
20th century Spain”

(with Jörg Baten and Ewout Frankema) “Ambivalent Colonial Encounters: Numeracy of
Indigenous Ethnic Groups in 19th Century South Africa”

(with Michiel de Haas) “Occupational structures in the Belgian Congo and Ruanda-Urundi”

(with Jörg Baten) “Dangerous Education? A Human Capital History of Iberian and Latin
American Jews and Other Minorities during the Inquisition”