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Palma, Nuno

Senior Lecturer

University of Manchester, United Kingdom



Max Weber alumnus

Department of History and Civilization

Cohort(s): 2015/2016

Ph.D. Institution

London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom


I am an economic historian and macroeconomist. My PhD thesis (LSE) considers some of the economic consequences for the European economy which resulted from the discovery and subsequent exploitation of large amounts of precious metals in America during the early modern period.
I also have additional work, including on the long-run economic history of Portugal and its empire (with Leonor Costa and Jaime Reis) and the role of the Bank of England in supporting the British state and economy during the eighteenth century (with Patrick K. O’Brien). I have published in the European Review of Economic History and Cliometrica, among other journals, and I have been a referee for most of the main economic history journals.
I have been awarded the ‘best paper’ research prizes at conferences of the Centre for Research on Globalisation and Economic Policy of the University of Nottingham, the Legatum Institute, and the Portuguese Association of Economic and Social History. I have also received research grants from Oxford, Cambridge and Harvard.
I have taught a variety of courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, including microeconomics, macroeconomics, development economics, and the long-run economic history of China. I am currently the instructor for a course in development economics and another on financial crises and policy responses, both at the CBL summer school of the University of Oxford.
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