Montserrat Lopez Jerez

Affiliated with the university, Postdoctoral Fellow

Personal profile


My research areas are within development economics and economic history. I am particularly interested in the interaction between equality of opportunities and processes of economic transformation, especially in the first stages of transformation. Much of my work focuses on the long-term impact of colonialism, examining the economic and institutional effects of factor endowments and extraction. I am currently working on the formation of the fiscal colonial state during the late colonisation period in Asia.


My main areas of teaching are development economics, the East Asian economic transformation, institutions and economic growth, and research design and methods (from introductory to PhD level).

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

UKÄ subject classification

  • Economic History

Free keywords

  • Economic History
  • Development Economics
  • Development Studies
  • Asian studies
  • Vietnam
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Colonialism

Collaborations the last five years

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