In order to participate in the webinar, registration is required.

The day before each webinar, registered attendees will receive the Zoom link and password by email.

They should avoid forwarding this information to non-registered potential participants.

Para participar en el webinar, es necesario darse de alta.

Los participantes registrados recibirán el día anterior a cada webinar el enlace Zoom y la contraseña para asistir al seminario. Se ruega no difundir esta información a potenciales asistentes no registrados.


The Webinar in Ibero-American Economic History, jointly organized by economic historians from Universitat de Barcelona, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, El Colegio de México and the Universidad de la República, Uruguay, aims to expand academic contacts and enhance the international dissemination of research on the economic history of Latin America.

After the successful experience of our first series, we are delighted to announce a second series of online seminars for the Spring term of 2020-21.


The webinar meets on Zoom every second Friday at 4:00 pm CET. The new sessions will run from February 26 to June 4, 2021.


26 February 2021: Regina Grafe (European University Institute) - "Imperial regulation, commercial practices, and the pan-European genesis of the trade in enslaved Africans to Spanish America"

12 March 2021: Pablo Astorga (IBEI Barcelona) - "Revealing the Diversity and Complexity behind Income Inequality in Latin America, 1920-2011"

Powerpoint Presentation available HERE

26 March 2021: Carlos G. Machicado (INESAD) and Diego A. Vera-Cossio (Inter-American Development Bank) - "Capital Humano y Crecimiento, El Impacto de la Revolución Nacional Boliviana"

9 April 2021: Luis Felipe Zegarra (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Perú-Centrum Business School) - "Wages, Prices and Living Standards in late colonial Peru"

23 April 2021: Leticia Arroyo-Abad (City University of New York) and Nuno Palma (University of Manchester) - "The Fruits of El Dorado: The Global Impact of American Precious Metals"

7 May 2021: Aldo Musacchio, Nidhiya Menon and Amanda Guimbeau (Brandeis University)   - "The Brazilian Bombshell? The Short and Long-Term Impact of the 1918 Influenza Pandemic the South American Way"

21 May 2021: Mariano A. Bonialian (El Colegio de México) - "Redes peruleras hacia China, 1580-1605. Economía del Perú, Monarquía y globalización"

4 June 2021: Luis Bértola (Universidad de la República Uruguay) - "Nuevas estimaciones del Índice de Desarrollo Humano Histórico"


Each seminar has a maximum duration of one hour, with 40 minutes devoted to speakers’  presentation and the rest of time for questions. Each session has a moderator. Attendees can ask questions in writing in the chat and the moderator will be in charge of filtering and forwarding them to the speaker.


We will follow a flexible approach. Speakers will choose the language in which they prefer to present. Questions can be asked in Spanish, Portuguese or English. The language of the presentation will be communicated before each webinar.

Past seminars

-18 September 2020: Oscar Calvo and Germán Caruso (World Bank) - “What do 50 years of census records and household survey data tell us about human opportunities and welfare in Latin America?”

-2 October 2020: Felipe González (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile) -"Chile's missing students: Dictatorship, higher education and social mobility"

-16 October 2020: Aldo Elizalde (University of Glasgow) - "Public good or public ‘bad’? Indigenous institutions, nation-building, and the demand for road infrastructure in Mexico”

-30 October 2020: Manuel Llorca-Jaña (Universidad de Valparaíso) - “Interpersonal violence in Chile, c.1880s-2010s: A tale of delayed but successful convergence”

-13 November 2020: Andrea Papadia (University of Bonn) - "Slavery and development in 19th century Brazil"

-27 November 2020: Aurora Gómez-Galvarriato (El Colegio de México) - “Two Centuries of Inequality in the Construction Sector in Mexico City, 1730-1930”

-11 December 2020: Marc Morgan (Paris School of Economics) - "More Unequal or Not as Rich? On the Missing Half of Latin American Income"




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