Stefan Houpt holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and is Associate Professor of Economic History and Institutions and Researcher of the Figuerola Institute of Social Science History at Universidad Carlos III, Madrid.
He has been visiting scholar at the University of California, San Diego; and at Lund University, Sweden. He has been a member of the editorial board of Revista de Historia Económica and formerly its junior editor. He was the coordinator of the European Historical Economics Conference 2003 and the World Economic History Congress in 1998. He has contributed to some of the main journals in his field, Cliometrics, European Review of Economic History Review, Scandinavian Economic History Review, Revista de Historia Económica. He has co-edited two books on shipbuilding in Spain, and has co-authored chapters on twentieth century industrialization in Europe and Spain in the Cambridge Economic History of Modern Europe and Ariel Historia Económica de España repectively.
His current research interests include stock exchanges and capital market integration in interwar Spain, the economic causes of the Spanish Civil War, living conditions during early twentieth century industrialization, and Basque labour conflict during industrial take-off. He is a researcher of the National R&D programme sponsored by the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science in a project ‘A comparative analysis of the causes of regional long-run inequality: Institutions, markets and policies’.