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PROJECT APPROVED! (15 february 2016)


We have just receive the confirmation that our research project about the Global South ports and the Economic Development in the long run (1850-2010) lead by Professor Miguel Suárez Bosa has been accepted by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitivity for the period 2016-2019. To know more 


Douglass C. North, co-founder of the Institutional Economic History school dies at 95.

Douglass C. North, Nobel Prize in Economics in 1993 (shared with Robert Fogel) died in the early hours of 25 November 2015. His theoretical contribution to Economic History has been essential in the development of the discipline in recent decades (mainly on Colonial Economic History). His work on the role of political, social and cultural rights in the economic development of the regions institutions continues to be an intellectual reference for researchers, including me. D.Hershey Robert Jr. is responsible for the preparation of an excellent obituary for a world-renowned researcher.


"Douglass C.North obituary", written by D. Hershey Roberts Jr. New York Times.


Photography taken by: Herb Weitman (Washington University, St.Louis). Published by the Washington Post on 11/25/2015. 

STAY IN FRANCE: Lorient, La Rochelle and Nantes.

Lorient, 6th November 2015


We are in France participating in a research-teaching stay in various Universities. This stay began in the Bretagne-Sud University (UBS) and then I will stay in La Rochelle University to finish it in Nantes University. Here, I'm working with the colleagues of the GIS-Histoire Maritime group (CNRS) and I'm giving some talks on Economic and Maritime History. I will visit too the Diplomatic Archives in Nantes in order to analyse the papers on Gambia, Sierra Leone, Cape Verde and the Canaries.

PROJECT APPROVED! (6 October 2015)


We have just receive the confirmation that our research project about the Suez Crisis (1956-1957) has been accepted by the evaluation commision. To know more

XVII Reunión de Economía Mundial, Gijón

[Telde, 08/06/2015]


Last week we had the opportunity to present in Gijón, in the Congress of World Economy, the work we are doing on African ports. Over a hundred papers presented on different aspects of the current economy, with a notable presence of economic historians. Special mention must be made to the inaugural lecture of Professor Fitzgerald and Professor Carles Manera conference on the Great Recession.

The workshop teaching innovation was really interesting and receive interesting contributions that can be applied to teaching in economic history, particularly with regard to the application of new technologies.

Finally, our contribution, made by the professor Mohamed-Chérif was well received, and we are already working on the final version as an article. We miss a little more public in some sessions, where only were the authors and participants. The next goal is to prepare the 10th New Frontiers in African Economic History Network, to be held in Wageninfen in October 2015. To this an agenda full of events at conferences and stays in various French universities will join.

XVII Reunión de Economía Mundial, Gijón (2-6 June 2015)

They have a couple of weeks for the celebration of the XVIII Meeting of World Economy at the University of Oviedo (Gijón). I will participate with two communications in Congress: the first will be an assessment of the implementation of the MA in African Studies, and especially the subject of Economic History of Africa, in the Teaching Innovation Workshop.


The second communication, is a joint work with Professor Mohamed-Cherif (École Nationale Maritime Bou-Ismail, Algiers) on the evolution of port systems in the Maghreb and West Africa between 1880 and 1929. We will continue reporting on the development of this event and its preparation.


Website of the Congress: XVII Reunión de Economía Mundial