• 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
    • "Commentary: Open Forum on Jeremy Adelman’s Biography of Albert Hirschman," Hispanic American Historical Review, March 3, 2014 http://hahr-online.com/open-forum-on-jeremy-adelmans-biography-of-albert...
    • "Capitalism and Dependency in Latin America," in Jeffrey Williamson and Larry Neal, (eds.) The Cambridge History of Capitalism (2014, 2 vols., Cambridge University Press)
    • "Jimmy Haslip: Former Yellowjacket Creating a New Buzz, " All About Jazz (June 19, 2014) http://www.allaboutjazz.com/jimmy-haslip-former-yellowjacket-generating-... currently 7,909 views
    • "Catching Up With the Four Freshman: Tradition and Innovation in the Twenty First Century," All About Jazz (February 28, 2014) http://www.allaboutjazz.com/the-four-freshmen-tradition-and-innovation-i... currently 6,635 views
    • "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 
    • Mexican Economy 
    • Latin American Economic Development
    • 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