Jutta Bolt

Professor of Economics and Business at University Of Groningen

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.