I started teaching at Villanova University in Economics in 1978. I went to the University of California at Berkeley in 1980 - in Mexican History- was tenured there, and remained until 1989. I have done visiting stints at University of Texas - Austin and at Harvard.
Ph.D. in History, Princeton University
A.M. in History, Villanova University
A.B. in History, Villanova University
"The Lizardi Brothers: A Mexican Family Business and the Expansion of New Orleans, 1825-1846" (with Linda K Salvucci) (forthcoming Fall 2016 in Journal of Southern History)
"Economic Cycles" in Joseph Miller, ed., The Princeton Companion to Atlantic History (Princeton University Press, 2014)
"Oil Boom Does Not Equal Progress" Austin American Statesman, July 21, 2014
"Lessons in Free Markets, Self-Interest Flow at Gas Station," Houston Chronicle, July 1, 2014
"Politics and Markets in Mexico's London Debt, 1823-1887", Cambridge University Press, 2009; paperback edition, 2013.
"Santa Anna Never Had An iPhone: Some Thoughts on the Price of Peace and the Financial Misfortunes of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in 1848," The Journal of the Historical Society, 9:1 (2009), pp. 57-86.
"Export-Led Growth, 1870-1930," in Victor Bulmer Thomas et al., The Cambridge Economic History of Latin America (2 vols., Cambridge University Press, 2006), 2: pp. 249-292.
"Textiles and Capitalism in Mexico: An Economic History of the Obrajes, 1539-1840," (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 19871987; paperback 2014) [published in Spanish as Textiles y capitalismo en México: una historia econόmica de los obrajes, 1539-1840 (Mexico, Alianza Editorial, 1992)].
Economics of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade
Latin American Economic Development
Honors & Awards
Elected (2016) Corresponding Member Academia Mexicana de la Historia
Plenary Speaker, Christopher Lasch Memorial Lecture, at the biennial meeting of The Historical Society, Baltimore, 2008
Peggy Rockefeller Visiting Scholar, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University, Spring 2006
Co-Recipient [with Linda K. Salvucci], 2001 Conference on Latin American History Prize (Best Article), for “Cuba and the Latin American Terms of Trade,” in The Journal of Interdisciplinary History