Prados de la Escosura, Leandro

Prados de la Escosura, Leandro

Short Bio:

Leandro Prados-de-la-Escosura, D. Phil. at Oxford University and Ph.D. at Universidad Complutense, Madrid, is Professor of Economic History and Institutions and Researcher of the Figuerola Institute of Social Science History at Universidad Carlos III, Madrid. He is also Research Associate at the CEPR. He has been Prince of Asturias Visiting Professor at Georgetown University, Visiting Fellow at All Souls College (Oxford) and the LSE, Visiting Professor at the University of California, San Diego; and Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute. He is member of the Editorial Board of Explorations in Economic History, European Review of Economic History, and Cliometrica. Former editor of Revista de Historia Económica, currently belongs to its Board of Trustees. He has been President of the European Historical Economics Society (2001-2003). He has contributed to the main journals in economic history and published books on growth and retardation in modern Spain, the economic consequences of Latin American independence, the costs and benefits of European imperialism, and British exceptionalism at the time of the Industrial Revolution. His current research interests are economic freedom in historical perspective (sponsored by Fundación Rafael del Pino), growth, inequality, and well-being in Latin America since independence, and the rise and decline of Spain (800-1850). He is Team Leader at Carlos III University of the CEPR/ European Commission FP7 Collaborative Project “Historical Patterns of Development and Underdevelopment: Origins and Persistence of the Great Divergence”.

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