XXXII Conference of the Associação Portuguesa de História Económica e Social
Constructing Fortune or Failure: Historical perspectives
ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, 16th and 17th November 2012
Keynote speaker

Leandro Prados
Professor at Departamento de Historia Económica e Instituciones, Universidad Carlos III - Madrid, Spain

Capitalism and human development, 1870-2007

Leandro Prados-de-la-EscosuraLeandro Prados-de-la-Escosura (Spain, 1951), D. Phil. (Oxford University) and Ph.D. (Universidad Complutense, Madrid), Professor of Economic History and Research Fellow of the Figuerola Institute at Universidad Carlos III, Madrid. He is also a Research Associate at the CEPR.

He has taught at University of California, San Diego, and Georgetown University. Visiting Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford and the London School of Economics, and a Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute. During the academic year 2011-12 he is a Visiting Senior Fellow at the LSE. He served as President of the European Historical Economics Society [EHES] (2001-2003) and as Trustee of the Cliometric Society (1990-1993) and EHES (1991-1995). Since 2006 he belongs to the Executive Committee of the International Economic History Association.

He is currently an Editorial Board member of Explorations in Economic History, Cliometrica, and Histoire Economique Quantitative, and served at the European Review of Economic History (1997-2010). He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Committees of the European Review of Economic History and the Scandinavian Economic History Review. He is a former editor of Revista de Historia Económica/ Journal of Iberian and Latin American Economic History (1991-1994) and currently a member of its Board of Trustees.

He has contributed to the main journals in economic history and published and edited 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 and well being in historical perspective; growth, inequality, and welfare in Latin America since independence; and the rise and decline of pre-modern Spain.

Research papers at: http://ideas.repec.org/e/ppr58.html

Albrecht Dürer, Nemesis ou a Grande Fortuna (c. 1501)