Alexandra López Cermeño is a Post doctoral researcher at the Department of Economic History in Lund University. She defended her PhD thesis in June 2016 at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Her thesis assesses the patterns of concentration of service employment addressing technological change, the role of factor endowments and markets. She also looks at changes on technology and human capital throughout the twentieth century and how these shape the dynamics of the service economy in the United States.
In her current position, She has developed a passion for Early Modern history through my participation in a project for the long-run patterns of urbanization in Sweden and the emergence of towns. She is currently involved at different projects including the effect of 16th century church investments on population, agricultural productivity, and inequality, and the role of the railways on diversification of towns and state capacity.
Her research interests include the evolution of regional inequality, the use of Geographic Information Systems on economic history, and the spatial dynamics of technological change.