About HEDG

The Economic History, Growth and Development Group

Since its establishment in 2011, HEDG has been one of the fastest growing groups within growth, development and economic history and is arguably one of the leading groups in Europe. The work carried out by the group can be described as quantitative, empirical work. The research of the group often focuses on evaluating the effect of an intervention on economic development, for example the impact of health improvements on long-term growth and assessing the impact of agricultural productivity on development.

Our research can be broadly characterized into four main topics:
Agriculture and Rural Development
Arts and Creativity
Demography and Economic Growth
Labor and Migration