Research stay at UC3M: DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS / DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SCIENCES
The project is both in history and in economics. In history, the research will be in close collaboration with professor Carlos Álvarez-Nogal, and build on previous joint work, on the fiscal and financial policy under Philip II, that presents the first case of a large fiscal and financial state in pre-modern Europe. The research will focus on the financial and political interactions between the Crown, the Genoese bankers who were the financiers of the time, the private credit market in Castile and the political relations with the cities in the Cortes. Special attention will be devoted to the financial crises, their causes, the information that they reveal, and the relations with today's financial crises.
In economics, the research will be in two areas, first the coordination of expectations in aggregate supply and demand in decentralized markets, second, some current issues in the coordination of fiscal and monetary policy in Europe.
Stay period: JAN 15 - JUN 15