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Leandro Prados de la Escosura

Leandro Prados de la Escosura

Professor, Department of Social Sciences, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid


Leandro Prados-de-la-Escosura, D. Phil. (Oxford), is Professor of Economic History at Universidad Carlos III, Madrid, and Honorary Maddison Chair at the University of Groningen. He is also a Research Fellow at the CEPR and Corresponding Fellow of Spain’s Royal Academy of History.

He has taught at Georgetown University (Prince of Asturias Professor) and University of California, San Diego. He has been Leverhulme Visiting Professor at the LSE and a Visiting Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford, the LSE, and the European University Institute. He served as President of the European Historical Economics Society (2001-2003) and in the Executive Committee of the International Economic History Association (2006-2012).

He is a member of the editorial and advisory boards of Cliometrica, the European Review of Economic History, Explorations in Economic History, and the Scandinavian Economic History Review.

His latest book is Spanish Economic Growth, 1850-2015 (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2017) and prepares a new one on World Human Development in Historical Perspective.

His current research interests are economic freedom and well-being in historical perspective; growth and welfare in Latin America since independence; and long-run economic change and inequality in Spain.