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Associate Professor of Economics, City University of New York, Queens College, 2018-present
Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research, 2020-present
Researcher at GLOCRed, 2016-present
Researcher at the Historical Household Budget Group, 2015-present
Member of the Maddison Project Advisory Board, 2014-present
Member of the Global Price and Income History Group, 2009-present
Associate Professor (with tenure), Middlebury College, Department of Economics and International Politics & Economics Program, 2016-2018
Assistant Professor, Middlebury College, Department of Economics and International Politics & Economics Program, 2009-2016
Visiting Scholar, Universidad Carlos III, Department of Social Sciences, 2015
Visiting Fellow, London School of Economics, Department of Economic History, 2014
Ph.D., Economics, University of California, Davis, 2009
M.A., Economics, University of California, Davis, 2004
M.A., Latin American Studies (with honors), University of Kansas, 2003
B.A., Economics, Argentine Catholic University, 2000
Economic History, Political Economy, Development Economics, and Economic Growth
With Noel Maurer. 2021. "History Never Really Says Goodbye: A Critical Review of the Persistence Literature". Journal of Historical Political Economy 1(1): 31-68.
With Nuno Palma. 2021. "The Fruits of El Dorado: The Global Impact of American Precious Metals", forthcoming in Globalization and the Early Modern Era: An Iberian Perspective, eds. R. Dobado and A. Garcia-Hiernaux, Palgrave. [EHES working paper]
With Noel Maurer and Blanca Sánchez-Alonso. 2021. "Paesani versus paisanos: the relative failure of Spanish immigrants in Buenos Aires during the age of mass migration." Economic History Review, 74(2): 546-567.
With Noel Maurer. 2018. "A Crude Reform: Pemex in Mexico's New Energy Landscape", in Mexico's New Energy Model, Washington D.C.: Brookings Institute.
With Blanca Sánchez-Alonso. 2018. "A City of Trades: Spanish and Italian Immigrants in Late Nineteenth Century Buenos Aires, Argentina." Cliometrica 12 (2): 343-376.
With Peter Lindert. 2017. "Fiscal Redistribution in the Americas since the Mid-Nineteenth Century" in Has Latin American Inequality Changed Direction? edited by L. Bertola and J. Williamson, 243-282.
With Pablo Astorga. 2016. "Latin American Inequality in the Long Run". Cliometrica 11(3): 349-374.
With Jan Luiten van Zanden. 2016. "Growth under Extractive Institutions? GDP per capita in Latin America since Colonial Times." Journal of Economic History 76 (4): 1182-1215.
2016. "The Limits of the Estado Docente: Education and Political Participation in Peru, 1876-1940." Journal of Latin American and Iberian Economic History 34 (1): 81-109.
2016. "Failure to Launch: Cost of Living and Living Standards in Peru during the 19th century." Journal of Latin American and Iberian Economic History 32 (1): 47-76.
2013. “Persistent Inequality? Trade, Factor Endowments, and Inequality in Republican Latin America." Journal of Economic History 73 (1), 38-78.
2013. "Inestabilidad, Bienestar Económico y Costo de Vida en Venezuela durante el siglo XIX." América Latina en la Historia Económica 20 (3), 114-137.
With Edwyn Davis and Jan Luiten van Zanden. 2012. "Between Conquest and Independence: Living Standards in Spanish Latin America." Explorations in Economic History 49 (2): 149-166.
With Noel Maurer. "Forced Labor in Colonial Latin America", CEPR working paper.
With Noel Maurer. "Do Pandemics Shape Elections? Retrospective voting in the 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic in the
With Noel Maurer. "Can Foreign Intervention Work? Lessons from U.S. Fiscal Receiverships in Latin America, 1905-31," revise and resubmit.
With Noel Maurer. "The Long Shadow of History? The Impact of Colonial Labor Market Institutions on Long-Term Development in Peru."
With Lakshmi Iyer and Noel Maurer. "Strange Attractor: The Failure of Property Rights on the Philippine Frontier, 1898-1939."
With Elizabeth Kuznesof. "Wealth and Income Distribution in Nineteenth-Century Sao Paulo."
With Caitlin Ludlow. "Paradise Lost? Colonial institutions and Republican Isolation in Paraguay."
Selected Honors, Scholarships, and Fellowships
National Science Foundation, 2022-2024; National Endowment for the Humanities, 2017; AALAC 2010, 2012, 2015; American Philosophical Society, 2014; Economic History Association Arthur H. Cole Grant, 2013; US Department of Education fellowship, Ada Howe grant 2011, 2016, National Science Foundation grant, 2009-2014; UC-Davis Dissertation Fellowship, 2008-2009; Economic History Association Dissertation Fellowship, 2008; CEPI Fellowship, Instituto Tecnólogico Autónomo de Mexico, sponsored by the Ford Foundation, 2007; Ph.D. Internship Programme, United Nations University-WIDER; Helsinki, Finland, 2006; All-UC Student Fellowship, University of California, 2005; Economic History Association Pre-Dissertation Fellowship, 2005; Cota-Robles Fellowship, UC-Davis, 2003-2005.