Jutta Bolt (1977) is an associate professor at both the University of Groningen and Lund University. Her research focusses on understanding long-term comparative economic development patterns, with a special focus on Africa. Current research projects include understanding long-term population dynamics in Africa (Wallenberg Academy fellowship), understanding the historical origins of present-day income inequality in Africa and studying long-term agricultural productivity in Africa. She is also the coordinator and one of the developers of the Maddison Project database.