I am Associate Professor at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. My research focusses on the Economic History of developing regions, and in particular on the living standards of mineworkers, the effect of mining activities on wellbeing, labour migration, the development of tax capacity in former colonies, and long-run human capital formation. I’m interested in comparative economic and labour history and also in the history of female labour. I teach Economic History as well as Demography courses at graduate and undergraduate level.
I obtained my PhD in Economic History at Eberhard-Karls University of Tuebingen in 2014. My thesis dealt with the determinants of long-run human capital formation in the Iberian world. From 2014 to 2017 I was a post-doc researcher within the VIDI-Project: ‘Is Poverty Destiny? Exploring Long Term Changes in African Living Standards in Global Perspective’, at Wageningen University & Research. Afterwards, I started a tenure track position at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.
I am also a member of the Figuerola Institute of History and Social Sciences, the African Economic History Network (AEHN) and the GEPS working group, and an associate editor at the Revista de Historia Industrial (RHI). Since this year, I am also the academic director of the Master in Economic Development and Growth (MEDEG) at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.