Ewout Frankema

Ewout Frankema is one of the winners of the Ammodo Science Awards 2019. He receives a monetary prize of 300,000 euro. The funds can be used to explore new directions in pure scientific research.

Ewout Frankema studies the historical roots of global inequality between the poor and the rich. This inequality grew dramatically between 1750 and 1990, and since then it has hardly reduced at all. In his integrated historical approach, he combines research into the ecological and geographical conditions in which rural societies develop with the economic, political and social relations which are shaped by mankind. 

Ewout Frankema is Professor of Agricultural and Environmental History at Wageningen University Research.