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.

My Latest tweets


May 2022: The missing boys: Understanding the unbalanced sex ratio in South Africa, 1894–2011. EHDR.
June 2021: A tale of paper and gold: The material history of money in South Africa. EHDR.
May 2021: The correlates and consequences of the 1918 influenza in South Africa. SAJE. Working paper.
March 2021: Health inequality and the 1918 influenza in South Africa. World Development. Working paper.
February 2021. When Cape slavery ended: Introducing a new slave emancipation dataset. Explorations in Economic History.