Professor Joan Roses

Professor Joan Roses

Professor in Economic History

Department of Economic History

+44 (0) 20 7955 6678
Room No
SAR 5.15
Office Hours
Thursday 10:00-12:00 Email for an appt
Catalan, English, Italian, Spanish
Key Expertise
Economic Geography; Economic History;Human Capital; Regional Inequality

About me

Research Interests

Modern and contemporary Economic History with special emphasis in historical economic geography, long-run economic growth, well-being and policy issues.

Current Research Projects

Historical Economic Geography of Europe, 19th-20th Centuries; Factor markets in Spain: labour, land and real estate; The regional consequences of external shocks


EH308 Historical Economic Geography: Cities, Markets and Regions in the 19th and 20th Centuries

EH520 Approaches to Economic and Social History

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Expertise Details

Economic Geography; Economic Growth; Economic History; Housing; Human Capital; Regional Inequality

Selected publications

  • (with Julio Martinez-Galarraga and Daniel A. Tirado), ‘The long-term patterns of regional income inequality in Spain (1860-2000),’ Regional Studies, forthcoming.
  • (with Leandro Prados de la Escosura and Isabel Sanz Villarroya), ‘Economic Reforms and Growth in Franco’s Spain,’ Revista de Historia Económica vol. 30, no. 1 (2012), pp. 45-89.
  • (with Juan Carmona Pidal) ‘Land markets and agrarian backwardness (Spain, 1900-1936),’ European Review of Economic History vol. 16, no. 1 (2012), pp 74-96.
  • (with Julio Martinez-Galarraga and Daniel A. Tirado), ‘The upswing of regional income inequality in Spain (1860-1930)’, Explorations in Economic History, vol. 47, no. 2 (2010), pp. 244-257.
  • (with Leandro Prados de la Escosura) ‘Long-run Estimates of Physical Capital in Spain, 1850-2000’, Research in Economic History 27 (2010), pp. 141–200.
  • (with Leandro Prados de la Escosura), ‘Human Capital and Economic Growth in Spain, 1850-2000,’ Explorations in Economic History vol. 47, no. 4 (2010), pp. 520-532.
  • (with Nikolaus Wolf), ‘Aggregate Growth, 1913-1950’, in Cambridge Economic History of Modern Europe, edited by S. Broadberry and K. O’Rourke, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010, vol. II, pp. 208-231.