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Daniel Gallardo Albarrán studied business management and economic history at the University of Sevilla and the University of Münster. He completed his Ph. D. at the University of Groningen in 2018 with a thesis entitled ‘Health, well-being and inequality over the long term’. He currently works as assistant professor at the Economic and Environmental History Group at Wageningen University Research.
His research focuses on the historical roots of global health inequality and their implications for global welfare disparities. His publications consider the effect of sanitary infrastructures on public health; the impact of Dutch colonialism on health outcomes in Java; the link between health and welfare (19th and 20th century); and how health improves productivity. Also, I have studied the determinants of economic performance (19th and 20th century).
Currently, he is conducting two projects. The first considers the determinants of clean water, sanitation since 1850 from a global perspective and it is funded by the Dutch Research Council. The second analyses the uneven establishment of healthcare and sanitation in colonial Africa, ca 1900-1960, funded by the Swedish Research Council.
He also manages Long-Run Health Matters, a research portal summarizing important work on the origins of global health inequality.