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Alejandra Irigoin

Title and contact details

  • Dr Alejandra Irigoín
  • Assistant Professor, Economic History
  • Tel: +44(0)20 7955 7068
  • Fax: Fax: +44 (0)20 7955 7730
  • Email: m.a.irigoin@lse.ac.uk

Research Interests

Early modern global economic and monetary history; Economic History of Latin America, specially in the colonial period; Comparative political economy of Empires.

Current teaching

EH225 Latin America and the International Economy

  • EH452  Latin American Development and Economic History
  • EH481 Economic Change in Global History: Approaches and Analysis
  • EH225 Latin America and the International Economy

Publications

  •  “A Trojan Horse in Daoguang China? Explaining the flows of silver in and out of China” LSE Economic History Department Working Paper, (2013)
    http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/44492/1/WP173.pdf
  • ”Absolutismo Negociado: la trayectoria hispana en la formación del Estado y del Imperio” in Marichal, Carlos, and Johanna von Grafenstein, (2012) "El secreto del imperio español: los situados coloniales en el siglo XVIII." México, D.F.: El Colegio de México. Pp 295-340 Jointly with Regina Grafe, (2012) 
  • "A stakeholder empire: the political economy of Spanish imperial rule in America1". Economic History Review. 65 (2): 609-651. Jointly with Regina Grafe, (2012)
  • "Bounded Leviathan: or why North and Weingast are only right on the right half." LSE Economic History Department Working Paper (2012)
    http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/44492/1/WP164.pdf. (Jointly with Regina Grafe)
  •  “Nuevos Enfoques sobre la Economía Política Española en sus Colonia Americanas durante el siglo XVIII” Ramos Palencia, Fernando, and Bartolomé Yun Casalilla. 2012. Economía política desde Estambul a Potosí: ciudades estado, imperios y mercados en el Mediterráneo y en el Atlántico ibérico, c. 1200-1800. Valencia: Universidad de Valencia pp 163-198. Jointly with Regina Grafe, (2012)
  • “Gresham a caballo: las raíces monetarias de la fragmentación política de la América española en el siglo XIX” in Contreras, Carlos, Cristina Ana Mazzeo, and Francisco Quiroz. 2010. Guerra, finanzas y regiones en la historia económica del Perú. Lima: Banco Central de Reserva del Perú. pp 219-268, (2010)
  • “Aspectos macroeconómicos de la independencia Hispanoamericana”. Fradkin, Raúl, 2010. Conflictos, negociaciones y comercio durante las guerras de independencia latinoamericanas. Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press. Gorgias Press. Pp 31-74 (2010)
  • "Passing the Buck: Monetary and Fiscal Policies," jointly with G. della Paolera & C.G. Bozzoli, in G. della Paolera & A. Taylor (eds.), Argentina: Essays in the New Economic History (Cambridge University Press, 2003), 28-68.
  • "Inconvertible Paper Money, Inflation and Economic Performance in Early Nineteenth Century Argentina," Journal of Latin American Studies , 32 (May 2000), 333-59.
  • "The Spanish Empire and its Legacy: Fiscal redistribution and political conflict in colonial and post-colonial Latin America". (jointly with Regina Grafe)/Journal of Global History/ (Cambridge University Press) Vol 1, #2 pp.241-267. (A longer version plus data and appendix in Global Economic History Network - LSE working paper series #23-06 (2006) )
  • "Illusoria Equidad. La reforma de las contribucioned directas en America Latina, siglo xix, /Instituto Mora (Mexico city, 2006) p 47-77.
  • Review of The Cambridge Economic History of Latin America, vol. 1. "The Colonial Era and the Short Nineteenth Century." Edited by V. Bulmer Thomas, J. H. Coatsworth, and R. Cortes Conde. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2006. The Journal of Economic History, Volume 67, Issue 04, December 2007, pp 1071-1076 doi:10.1017/S002205070700054X (About doi), Published Online by Cambridge University Press 13 Dec 2007
  • "Bargaining for Absolutism: A Spanish path to nation-state and empire building" Hispanic American Historical Review, (Duke University Press) 88:2 (2008) pp. 173-209.
  • "Gresham on horseback: the monetary roots of Spanish American political fragmentation in the nineteenth century", The Economic History Review, (Cambridge University Press) 62, 3 (2009), pp. 551–575.
  • "The End of a Silver Era: The Consequences of the Breakdown of the Spanish Peso Standard in China and the United States, 1780s–1850s", Journal of World History - Volume 20, Number 2, June 2009, pp. 207-244.
  • "Las raíces monetarias de la fragmentación política de la América española en el siglo XIX", Historia MExicana, LIX, 3, Nro 235 (2010) pp. 919-979.

 

Curriculum vitae

  • CV (pdf)
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