Economic historian.

The past is a foreign country.

Teacher and supervisor.

My students are wizards.
Sometimes all they need
is a wand.

Columnist and blogger.

I’d rather be a comma than
a full stop.

Explorer and photographer.

Travel teaches one how to see.

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Johan Fourie is professor of Economics and History at Stellenbosch University.

I teach economic history to undergraduate and graduate students and writes frequently on the topic, either by contributing to research or for a more popular audience, as columnist and blogger.

My greatest wish is to be cited in a Nobel lecture, preferably by one of my students.

PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS

27 Oct 2020: Health inequality and the 1918 Spanish influenza in South Africa. Economic History Seminar at All Souls College, Oxford.
30 June 2020: Economic ramifications of COVID-19: Learnings from the past for business survival, M&G and JSE Webinar series.
April 2020: The South African Economy in the Twentieth Century, with Boshoff. In: Business Cycles and Structural Change in South Africa. Springer.
April 2020, 53, 2: Record linkage in the Cape of Good Hope Panel, with Rijpma and Cilliers, Historical methods [link]

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