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Selected publications

Books

  • Human Development and the Path to Freedom: 1870 to the Present, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2022

https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108769655

  • ​​Spanish Economic Growth, 1850-2015, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017

https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-319-58042-5

Edited books and special issues

  • Accounting for Growth in History (co-edited with T. Vonyó and I.B. Voskoboynikov), special issue of the Journal of Economic Surveys 35, 3 (2021) 

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/toc/14676419/2021/35/3

  • Latin American Inequality (co-edited with L. Bértola and J.G. Williamson), special issue of Revista de Historia Económica / Journal of Iberian and Latin American Economic History 28, 2 (2010) 

https://doi.org/10.1017/s0212610910000054

  • Exceptionalism and Industrialisation: Britain and its European Rivals 1688-1815 (editor), Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004 

https://doi.org/10.1017/cbo9780511523830

  • The Costs and Benefits of European Imperialism (co-edited with P. K. O’Brien), special issue of Revista de Historia Económica, XVI, 1 (1998) 

https://doi.org/10.1017/s0212610900006935

 

Articles

  • “Inequality Beyond GDP: A Long View”, Review of Income and Wealth (2023)

https://doi.org/10.1111/roiw.12593

  • “Health, Income, and the Preston Curve: A Long View”, Economics and Human Biology 48 (2023) 101212 

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ehb.2022.101212

  • “War, Pandemics, and Modern Economic Growth in Europe”, Explorations in Economic History 86, 101467 (2022) (with C.V. Rodríguez-Caballero).

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eeh.2022.101467 

  • “Growth Recurring in Preindustrial Spain?”, Cliometrica 16, 2 (2022), pp. 215-241 (with C. Álvarez-Nogal and C. Santiago-Caballero) 

https://doi.org/10.1007/s11698-021-00232-7

  • “The Industrial Revolution: Unintended Consequences of Self-Defence?”, Journal of Global History 17, 1 (2022), pp. 159-164 

https://doi.org/10.1017/s1740022821000371

  • “Capital in Spain, 1850-2019”, Cliometrica 16, 1 (2022), pp. 1-28 

https://doi.org/10.1007/s11698-020-00221-2

  • “Augmented Human Development in the Age of Globalisation”, Economic History Review 74, 4 (2021), pp. 946-975 

https://doi.org/10.1111/ehr.13064

  • “Accounting for Growth: Spain, 1850-2019”, Journal of Economic Surveys 35, 3 (2021), pp. 804-832. (with J.R. Rosés) 

https://doi.org/10.1111/joes.12407

  • “Economic Effects of the Black Death: Spain in European Perspective”, Investigaciones de Historia Económica-Economic History Research 16, 4 (2020), pp. 35-48 (with C. Álvarez-Nogal and C. Santiago-Caballero) 

https://doi.org/10.33231/j.ihe.2020.10.001

  • “Foreign Capital in 19th Century Spain's Investment Boom”, European Review of Economic History 24, 2 (2020), pp. 314-331 

https://doi.org/10.1093/ereh/hey026

  • “Spanish Agriculture in the Little Divergence”, European Review of Economic History, 20, 4 (2016), pp. 452-477 (with C. Álvarez-Nogal and C. Santiago-Caballero) 

https://doi.org/10.1093/ereh/hew011

  •  “Economic Freedom in the Long Run: Evidence from OECD Countries (1850-2007)”, -Economic History Review 69, 2 (2016), pp. 435-468 

https://doi.org/10.1111/ehr.12130

  • “Mismeasuring Long Run Growth. The Bias from Spliced National Accounts: The Case of Spain”, Cliometrica10, 3 (2016), pp. 251-275  

https://doi.org/10.1007/s11698-015-0131-4

  • “Human Development as Positive Freedom: Latin America in Historical Perspective”, Journal of Human Development and Capabilities 16, 3 (2015), pp. 342-373 https://doi.org/10.1080/19452829.2015.1056644

  • “World Human Development, 1870-2007”, Review of Income and Wealth 61, 2 (2015), pp. 220-247 https://doi.org/10.1111/roiw.12104

  • “Human Development in Africa:  A Long-run Perspective’, Explorations in Economic History 50, 2 (2013), pp. 179-204  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eeh.2013.01.001

  • “The Rise and Fall of Spain, 1270-1850”, Economic History Review 66, 1, (2013), pp. 1-37 (with Carlos Álvarez-Nogal) 

https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0289.2012.00656.x

  • “Output per Head in Pre-Independence Africa: Quantitative Conjectures”, Economic History of Developing Regions 27, 2 (2012), pp. 1-36 

https://doi.org/10.1080/20780389.2012.745659

  • “Economic Reforms and Growth in Franco’s Spain”, Revista de Historia Económica / Journal of Iberian and Latin American Economic History 30, 1 (2012), pp. 45-89 (with J.R. Rosés and I. Sanz-Villarroya) 

https://doi.org/10.1017/s0212610911000152

  • “Improving Human Development: A Long-run View”, Journal of Economic Surveys 24, 5 (2010), pp. 841-894 

https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-6419.2010.00639.x

  • “Human Capital and Economic Growth in Spain, 1850-2000”, Explorations in Economic History 47, 4 (2010), pp. 520-532 (with J.R. Rosés) 

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eeh.2010.02.002

  • “Spain’s International Position, 1850-1913”, Revista de Historia Económica / Journal of Iberian and Latin American Economic History 28, 1 (2010), pp. 1-43 

https://doi.org/10.1017/s021261090999005x

  •  “The Sources of Long-run Growth in Spain, 1850-2000”, Journal of Economic History 69, 4 (2009), pp. 1063-1091 (with J.R. Rosés) 

https://doi.org/10.1017/s0022050709001387

  • “Lost Decades? Economic Performance in Post-Independence Latin America”, Journal of Latin American Studies 41, 2 (2009), pp. 279-307  

https://doi.org/10.1017/s0022216x09005574

  • “Contract Enforcement, Capital Accumulation, and Argentina's Long-Run Decline” (with I. Sanz-Villarroya), Cliometrica 3, 1 (2009), pp. 1-26 

https://doi.org/10.1007/s11698-008-0026-8

  • “Inequality, Poverty, and the Kuznets Curve in Spain, 1850-2000”, European Review of Economic History 12, 3 (2008), pp. 287-324 

https://doi.org/10.1017/s1361491608002311

  • “The Decline of Spain (1500-1850): Conjectural Estimates”, European Review of Economic History 11, 3 (2007), pp. 319-366 (with C. Álvarez Nogal) 

https://doi.org/10.1017/s1361491607002043

  • “European Patterns of Development in Historical Perspective”, Scandinavian Economic History Review 55, 3 (2007), pp. 187-221 

https://doi.org/10.1080/03585520701751640

  • “Growth and Structural Change in Spain, 1850-2000: A European Perspective”, Revista de Historia Económica / Journal of Iberian and Latin American Economic History 25, 1 (2007), pp. 147-181 

https://doi.org/10.1017/s0212610900000082

  • “International Comparisons of Real Product, 1820-1990: An Alternative Data Set”, Explorations in Economic History 37, 1 (2000), pp. 1-41 

https://doi.org/10.1006/exeh.1999.0731

  • “Balance Sheets for the Acquisition, Retention and Loss of European Empires Overseas” (with P.K. O’Brien) Itinerario European Journal of Overseas History XXIII, 3-4 (1999), pp. 25-52  

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0165115300024542

  • “The Costs and Benefits for Europeans from their Empires Overseas” Revista de Historia Económica XVI, 1 (1998), pp. 29-89 (with P.K. O’Brien) 

https://doi.org/10.1017/s0212610900007059

  • "Agricultural Productivity and European Industrialization, 1890-1980", Economic History Review XLV, 3 (1992), pp. 514-536 (with P.K. O'Brien) 

https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0289.1992.tb02150.x

  • "Was Spain Different?. Spanish Historical Backwardness Revisited", Explorations in Economic History 26, 2 (1989), pp. 385‑402 (with C. Molinas) 

https://doi.org/10.1016/0014-4983(89)90015-6

 

Chapters in Books

  • “The Napoleonic Wars: A Watershed in Spanish History” (with C. Santiago-Caballero), in P.K. O’Brien (ed.), The Crucible of Revolutionary and Napoleonic Warfare and European Transitions to Modern Economic Growth, Leiden: Brill, 2022, pp. 169-202 

https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004472754_008

  • “Living Standards, Inequality, and Human Development” (with M.S. Cha), in S.N. Broadberry and K. Fukao (eds.), The Cambridge Economic History of the Modern World, Volume 2: 1870-2010, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2021, pp. 442-470 

http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/9781316671603.017

  • “Economic Development in Spain, 1815–2017” (with B. Sánchez-Alonso), in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Economics and Finance, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020 

https://doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780190625979.013.523

  • “Capitalism and Human Welfare”, in L. Neal and J.G. Williamson (eds.), Cambridge History of Capitalism, 2 vols., Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014. Vol. 2 The Spread of Capitalism: Cambridge From 1848 to 2010, pp. 501-529 

https://doi.org/10.1017/cho9781139095105.015

  • “Trade and Empire” (with K.H. O’Rourke and G. Daudin), in Stephen N. Broadberry and Kevin H. O’Rourke (eds.), The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Europe, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010, I, pp. 96-121 

https://doi.org/10.1017/cbo9780511794834.006

  • “Inequality and Poverty in Latin America: A Long-Run Exploration”, in T.J. Hatton, K.H. O’Rourke, and A.M. Taylor (eds.), The New Comparative Economic History, Cambridge, Ma: M.I.T. Press, 2007, pp. 291-315 

https://mitpress.mit.edu/9780262083614/the-new-comparative-economic-history/

  • “When Did Latin America Fall Behind?” in S. Edwards, G. Esquivel, and G. Márquez (eds.) The Decline of Latin American Economies. Growth, Institutions, and Crisis, Chicago: University of Chicago Press/ N.B.E.R., 2007, pp. 15-57 

https://www.nber.org/system/files/chapters/c10652/c10652.pdf

  •  “The Economic Consequences of Independence”, in V. Bulmer-Thomas, J. Coatsworth and R. Cortés Conde, eds., The Cambridge Economic History of Latin America, New York, Cambridge University Press, 2006, I, pp. 463-504 

https://doi.org/10.1017/chol9780521812894.015

  • "Growth and Macroeconomic Performance in Spain, 1939-1993" (with J.C. Sanz), in N. Crafts and G. Toniolo, eds., Economic Growth in Europe since 1945, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1996, pp. 355-387

https://doi.org/10.1017/cbo9780511758683.013

 

Book Reviews and Essays

  • “A not-so-silly debate! Response to Jan Luiten van Zanden’s review”, Rivista di Storia Economica 3 (2022), pp. 377-381 

https://www.rivisteweb.it/doi/10.1410/105344

  • “From subjectivity to inter-subjectivity? Not quite so!”,  Rivista di Storia Economica 3 (2022), pp. 385-386 

https://www.rivisteweb.it/doi/10.1410/105415

  • “On well-being and freedom: A response to Branko Milanovic”, Rivista di Storia Economica 1 (2023), pp. 125-126 

https://www.rivisteweb.it/doi/10.1410/106480

  • “Jerven Morten. The Wealth and Poverty of African States. Economic Growth, Living Standards and Taxation since the Late Nineteenth Century”, Economic History Review 75, 4 (2022), pp. 1388-1390 

https://doi.org/10.1111/ehr.13205

  • “Albert Carreras and Xavier Tafunell. Between Empire and Globalization: An Economic History of Modern Spain”, EH.net (November 2021)  

https://eh.net/book_reviews/between-empire-and-globalization-an-economic-history-of-modern-spain/

  • “Pace Baudelaire? Comment on “‘Spleen’: The Failures of the Cliometric School” by Stefano Fenoaltea”, Annals of the Fondazione Luigi Einaudi 53, 2 (2019), pp. 25-30 

https://doi.org/10.26331/1080

  • Economic Growth and Measurement Reconsidered in Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, and Zambia, 1965–1995. By Morten Jerven”, Business History Review 90, 2 (2016), pp. 387-390 

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0007680516000635

  • “Dirk Philipsen, The Little Big Number: How GDP Came to Rule the World and What to Do about It”, Economic History Review 69, 2 (2016), pp. 743-744  

https://doi.org/10.1111/ehr.12371

  • “Gianni Toniolo, ed., The Oxford Handbook of the Italian Economy since Unification”, EH.net (October 2015) 

http://eh.net/book_reviews/the-oxford-handbook-of-the-italian-economy-since-unification/

  •  “D.S. Prasada Rao and Bart van Ark World Economic Performance: Past, Present and Future”, EH.net (January 2014) 

http://eh.net/book_reviews/world-economic-performance-past-present-and-future/

  • “The Economic Development of Latin America since Independence, Luis Bértola and José Antonio Ocampo”, International Development Planning Review 35, 4 (2013), pp. 417-418 

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/272293145_The_Economic_Development_of_Latin_America_since_Independence_Luis_Bertola_and_Jose_Antonio_Ocampo

  • “Jeffrey G. Williamson, Trade and Poverty: When the Third World Fell Behind”, Economic History Review 65, 3 (2012), pp. 1202-1203 

https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0289.2011.00644_25.x

  • “Anthony B. Atkinson and Thomas Piketty, Top Incomes: A Global Perspective”, Economic History Review64, 3 (2011), pp. 1069-1069 

https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0289.2010.00597_33.x

  • “Daniel Waldenström. Lifting All Boats? The Evolution of Income and Wealth Inequality over the Path of Development”, Scandinavian Economic History Review 59, 1 (2011), pp. 83-85

https://doi.org/10.1080/03585522.2011.541126

  • “F. Fukuyama, ed. Falling Behind: Explaining the Development Gap between Latin America and the United States”, Economic History Review 62, 3 (2009), pp. 770-772 

https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0289.2009.00493_27.x

  • “J.W. Drukker. The Revolution that Bit its Own Tail How Economic History Changed Our Ideas on Economic Growth”, Economic History Review 60, 4 (2007), pp. 868-869  

https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0289.2007.00401_28.x

  • “The World Economy: A Millennial Perspective. By Angus Maddison”, Journal of Economic History 62, 3 (2002), pp. 921-922 

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022050702001560

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