Early modern Spain and the Spanish Atlantic, economic history
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Regina Grafe (PhD London School of Economics and Political Science 2001) is an economic historian of early modern Spain and the Atlantic World and the Director of Latin American and Caribbean Studies at Northwestern. She is the author of Entre el mundo ibérico y el Atlántico (Bilbao 2005) and Distant Tyranny. Markets, Power and Backwardness in Spain, 1650-1800 (Princeton 2012) and currently writing a monograph (with M.A. Irigoin) on the political economy of Spanish imperial rule titled A Stakeholder Empire. Beyond Spanish and Spanish American history she has worked on the comparative history of commercial institutions, with a new project that looks at the role of diversity and competition in an emerging early modern European “market” for commercial institutions. Grafe has taught at Universidad Carlos III Madrid and the LSE. She was elected to a Prize Fellowship at Oxford’s Nuffield College (2003-6), was a member of the Institute for Advanced Studies, Princeton (2008/9) and a Fernand Braudel Senior Fellow at the European University Institute, Florence (Jan-Mar 2012). Her research has also been supported by the EU’s Marie Curie Fellowship Programme, the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research and the Library Company of Philadelphia. She teaches courses on early modern Spanish history as well as economic history.
1. ‘A Stakeholder Empire: The political economy of Spanish imperial rule in America’ The Economic History Review (with M.A. Irigoin) (2012)
Dataset for “The Rise and Fall of Merchant Guilds” JIH 2010 Appendix
Dataset for Distant Tyranny. Trade, Power and Backwardness in Spain, 1650-1800 (Princeton 2012)