Please join the Department of Economics in welcoming Professor Belinda Archibong and learn about her recent research.
Professor Archibong is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Barnard College, Columbia University. She is also a David M. Rubenstein Fellow at The Brookings Institution.
This event is in-person only and is open to all Oxy students, faculty and staff! The event is sponsored by the Remsen Bird fund and the Department of Economics at Oxy.
About this talk: Institutions of justice, like prisons, can be used to serve economic and other extrajudicial interests, with lasting deleterious effects. Using digitized archival records on prisons from 1920 to 1995, this research quantifies the value of prison labor from British colonial Nigeria, which makes up a significant share of colonial public works expenditure.