HHB welcomes Esteban Nicolini - Director of Centro de Investigaciones Económicas para el Desarrollo Humano at the Universidad del Norte Santo Tomás de Aquino, Associate Professor at the Universidad Nacional de Tucumán (both in Argentina) and Visiting Professor at the Department of Economics of the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Spain) - as a HHB Researcher.
He has a Bachelor in History from the Universidad Nacional de Tucumán and a Ph.D. in Economics from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona). His main areas of interest are related to the interaction between economic development and the standards of living in the long run and his research has focused on population dynamics in pre-industrial England, inequality in 18th century Spain and real wages and regional inequality in 19-20th century Argentina. Some of his papers have been published in Explorations in Economic History, Revista de Historia Económica, European Review of Economic History and Economic History Review. He has developed applied research as a consultant for the United Nations Program for Development (UNDP), UNICEF and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).
He has been professor at the Carlos III University (Madrid) and visiting professor at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona). He holds a PhD in History and Civilization from the European University Institute. His research has been published in top international journals in the field of economic history (Journal of Economic History, European Review of Economic History, Economic History Review, Explorations in Economic History, Journal of Economic History and Financial History Review). Next year he will publish, together with Nikolaus Wolf (Berlin Humboldt), the volume entitled Historical Economic Geography of Europe (Routhledge). His research interests are the long-term growth, the functioning of factor markets and economic geography.
He is an economic historian of late modern Spain and Latin America, with interests in transport, public policies, economic growth and income distribution. After his BAs in Economics (1993) and History (1996) at the University of Zaragoza, in 2002 he has obtained a PhD in Economic History at LSE, with a dissertation on the topic of Infrastructure and Economic Growth in Spain, 1845-1935 (Supervisors: Dr. Nicholas Crafts and Dr. Dudley E. Baines).
Her activity at the College began in the fall of 2009 as an assistant professor in the department of Economics, shortly after finishing her PhD at the University of California, Davis. Under the direction of Peter H. Lindert and Alan M. Taylor, her dissertation looked at the links between globalization, growth, and inequality in Latin America since the 19th century. Leticia's research interests are economic growth and development in the very long run. She is particularly interested in the nature and sources of economic growth and the interactions with economic development looking at specific issues such as inequality and poverty, trade, migration, and institutions. She is also a member of NSF-funded Global Price and Income History Group. She teaches courses in her areas of expertise: macroeconomics, economic development, and economic growth.
Originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, she got her B.A. in Economics at the Argentine Catholic University and an M.A. in Latin American Studies at the the University of Kansas. She also worked as a financial analyst for a few years in her home country.
Jörg received his Master of Arts in Economic History from the University of Freiburg, Germany, in 1991. Dates back to 1997 his doctoral dissertation in Economics (University of München) on the topic of Nutrition and Economic Development in Bavaria, 1730-1880, while in 2001 he received a second PhD from the University of München with a dissertation on the topic of The Creation, Productivity, and Success of Firms in Germany, 1878-1914.
Three broad themes have characterized his research during the last years: the econometric history of firms and innovations, the study of welfare development and growth in economies around the world, and the long-run development of education and human capital in global perspective.
Jörg Baten is also CEPR Fellow, CESifo Fellow, President-Elect of the European Historical Economics Society, Co-editor for Economics and Human Biology and Executive Committee Member of the International Economic History Association (IEHA).