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"Figuerola" Institute of History and Social Sciences

Type of institute

Carlos III Institute
Year: 2009


  • Director: Juan Antonio Carmona Pidal
  • Sub-director:
  • Secretary: Stefan Houpt


Instituto Figuerola de Historia y Ciencias Sociales (History and Social Sciences) is an interdisciplinary institute whose members belong to the departments of Economic History, Law, Economics and Humanities. Its main goal is to combine the analytical and technical tools of the social sciences with the appraisal of past institutions and historical events. The international vocation of Instituto Figuerola is expressed in the design of projects which go beyond the Spanish borders and put special emphasis on fostering European and Ibero-American activities and subjects. The Institute’s activity is organized through five Research Programs. Instituto Antonio de Nebrija de Estudios sobre la Universidad has joined Instituto Figuerola, and, from now on, will work as a Programa de Estudios sobre la Universidad (Curriculum Studies on the University).

Lines of research

  • Long-term financial development.
  • Comparative studies on Latin America and development.
  • Studies on the University.
  • Europe’s economic geography between 1850 and 2005.
  • Economic integration and growth.

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