Leandro de la Escosura

Professor of Economic History, Universidad Carlos III, Madrid; Research Associate, CAGE; Honorary Maddison Chair, University of Groningen; and CEPR Research Fellow

Leandro Prados-de-la-Escosura, D. Phil. (Oxford) and Ph.D. (Complutense, Madrid), Professor of Economic History at Universidad Carlos III, Madrid. He is also a Research Fellow at the CEPR, a Research Associate at CAGE, and Corresponding Fellow of Spain’s Royal Academy of History. He has been appointed Honorary Maddison Chair at the University of Groningen (2015-2019).

He has taught at Georgetown University (Prince of Asturias Professor) and University of California, San Diego. He has been Leverhulme Visiting Professor at the LSE and a Visiting Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford, the LSE, and the European University Institute. He served as President of the European Historical Economics Society (2001-2003) and in the Executive Committee of the International Economic History Association (2006-2012).

He is member of the Editorial Board of Cliometrica, and the Advisory Board of the European Review of Economic History, Explorations in Economic History and the Scandinavian Economic History Review. His current research interests are economic freedom and wellbeing in historical perspective; human development in history; and economic change and inequality in Spain: a millennial view.

CEPR Policy Research


  • 17 - 18 August 2019 / Peking University, Beijing / Chinese University of Hong Kong – Tsinghua University Joint Research Center for Chinese Economy, the Institute for Emerging Market Studies at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University, the Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development at Stanford University, the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University, BREAD, NBER and CEPR
  • 19 - 20 August 2019 / Vienna, Palais Coburg / WU Research Institute for Capital Markets (ISK)
  • 29 - 30 August 2019 / Galatina, Italy /
  • 4 - 5 September 2019 / Roma Eventi, Congress Center, Pontificia Università Gregoriana Piazza della Pilotta, 4, Rome, Italy / European Center of Sustainable Development , CIT University
  • 9 - 14 September 2019 / Guildford, Surrey, UK / The University of Surrey