Pim de Zwart
Pim de Zwart (1986) studied economic history at Utrecht University, the University of Wisconsin - Madison, and the London School of Economics. He graduated in August 2010 and wrote his master's thesis on living standards in South Africa during the nineteenth century. On behalf of the CLIO-INFRA project, he is currently working as a PhD student on commodity market integration and living standards in different parts of Asia (c. 1600-1800) using wage and price data from the Dutch East India Company (VOC) archives. The PhD project is supervised by Prof. Jan Luiten van Zanden and Prof. Lex Heerma van Voss.
‘South African living standards in global perspective, 1835-1910’, Economic History of Developing Regions 26 (2011) 49-74.
'Population, labour and living standards in early modern Ceylon', Indian Economic and Social History Review 49 (2012) 365-398.
Review of ‘Niall Ferguson, Civilization. The West and The Rest (London: Allen Lane, 2011)’ in: Tijdschrift voor Sociale en Economische Geschiedenis 8 (2011) 113-115.
'Real wages at the Cape of Good Hope: a long-term perspective, 1652-1912', CGEH Working Paper (2011).
Database and methodological paper:
‘Labour Relations in Ceylon, ca. 1650’ (2011) Global Collaboratory on the History of Labour Relations, 1500-2000: collab.iisg.nl/web/labourrelations/ceylon