Leandro Prados de la Escosura

Figuerola Institute at Universidad Carlos III, CAGE, Royal Academy of History and CEPR

Leandro Prados-de-la-Escosura, D. Phil. (Oxford) and Ph.D. (Complutense, Madrid), Professor of Economic History at Universidad Carlos III, Madrid. He is also a Research Fellow at the CEPR, a Research Associate at CAGE, and Corresponding Fellow of Spain’s Royal Academy of History. He has been appointed Honorary Maddison Chair at the University of Groningen (2015-2019).

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 member of the Editorial Board of Cliometrica, and the Advisory Board of the European Review of Economic History, Explorations in Economic History and the Scandinavian Economic History Review.

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