Previous Empirical Research

  • Klas RönnbäckEmail author
  • Oskar Broberg
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Economic History book series (PEHS)


This chapter presents previous research that has attempted to study private gains from investing in colonies—measured either as the profitability of companies or the return on investment enjoyed by investors. The chapter describes how these studies have been delineated in time and space and also what methods and data have been employed. The chapter concludes by showing the gap in the previous literature that this book aims to fill.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Economy and SocietyUniversity of GothenburgGothenburgSweden

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