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.
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.
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).
Prof. Giovanni Vecchi has presented the HHB Project at the European Historical Economics Society Conference 2015, hosted in Pisa on September 4-5.
The presentation has taken place on September 5, during the session Inequality II, on the theme of Living standards, inequality and poverty around the world, 1815-2015: a new household budget approach.
HHB welcomes Corinne Boter - third-year PhD-student at Wageningen University and Research Centre, the Netherlands - among the HHB Researchers.
Corinne studied socio-economic history in Amsterdam, where she specialized in Dutch, early modern history. Together with two other researchers, she is currently working on the project ‘Industriousness in an imperial economy. Interactions of households’ work patterns, time allocation and consumption in the Netherlands and the Netherlands-Indies, 1815-1940’. Her individual research concerns the transition to a male breadwinner society in the Netherlands during the nineteenth century. She is especially interested in changes in household labour allocation with a specific focus on women’s work.