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Leandro Prados de la Escosura

Emeritus professor of economic history

Department of social sciences

Universidad Carlos III Madrid

Calle Madrid, 126

Getafe (Madrid) 28903



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Leandro Prados-de-la-Escosura is Emeritus Professor at Universidad Carlos III, Madridand a Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research. He holds a D. Phil.  (Oxford) and a Ph.D. Economics (Complutense, Madrid). He has taught at Georgetown University (Prince of Asturias Professor) and University of California, San Diego. He has been Honorary Maddison Chair (Groningen), Leverhulme Professorial Fellow (LSE), Visiting Fellow, All Souls College, Oxford, and Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute (Florence).

He has served as President of the European Historical Economics Society (EHES) (2001-2003), and at the Executive Committee of the International Economic History Association (2006-2012). He is an editor of the Economic History Review. He has been chief editor of Revista de Historia Económica (1990-1994) and Associate Editor of the Journal of Economic Surveys. He belongs to the Honorary and Scientific Advisory Boards of Cliometrica, the European Review of Economic History, Explorations in Economic History, and the Scandinavian Economic History Review.

He has published and edited monographs on long-run growth and distribution in Spain, Latin America since its independence, the costs and benefits of European imperialism, British exceptionalism at the time of the Industrial Revolution, and the sources of long run growth. He is the author of Spanish Economic Growth, 1850-2015 (Palgrave
Macmillan, 2017) and Human Development and the Path to Freedom (Cambridge University Press, 2022). His new book A Millennial View of Spain’s Development. Essays in Economic History, will be published by Springer late in 2024. His current research interests are economic freedom and well-being in historical perspective and Spain’s economic development in the very long run.

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