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Dacil Tania Juif

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Visiting Professor


Despacho: 18.2.A.02




Research interests

• Economic history of developing regions
• The impact of mining activities on wellbeing
• Taxation in colonial Africa
• Long-run human capital formation
• Migration
• Women’s work in the course of industrialization




Master in Economic Development and Growth Economic History 19th and 20th century


Selected Publications 

Juif, Dácil, Baten, Joerg, and Pérez-Artés, Mari Carmen (2020): “Numeracy of Religious Minorities in Spain and Portugal during the Inquisition Era”, Journal of Iberian and Latin American Economic History, 38(1), 147-184.

Juif, Dácil and Gloria Quiroga (2019). “Do you have to be tall and educated to be a migrant? Evidence from Spanish recruitment records, 1890-1950”. Economics and Human Biology, 34, 115-124.

Juif, Dácil (2019). “Paternalism, profitmaking and African agency: Mining and the spread of education in the Belgian Congo”. In: Diebolt, C., Rijpma, A., Carmichael, S., Dilli, S., Störmer, C. (Eds.). Cliometrics of the Family. Studies in Economic History Series, Springer Cham (pp. 305-332).

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