Jutta Bolt (1977) is an assistant professor at the university of Groningen and research affiliate of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). Her research focusses on understanding long term comparative economic development patterns, with a special focus on Africa. Current research projects include understanding the historical origins of present-day income inequality in Africa, studying long term agricultural productivity in Africa, and the Maddison Project aimed at measuring long run global economic development.
Wouter Ryckbosch (1984) studied medieval history at Ghent University, and obtained his Ph.D. in history from the University of Antwerp in 2012. He specialises in medieval and early modern social history, and has published on issues of material culture, living standards, consumption, and inequality in pre-industrial Europe. Since 2016 he teaches early modern history at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.
How to Cite:
Bolt, J. and Ryckbosch, W., 2017. Introduction ‘Inequality in the Low Countries’. TSEG/ Low Countries Journal of Social and Economic History, 14(2), pp.5–9. DOI: http://doi.org/10.18352/tseg.914