Carmen Sarasua
Carmen Sarasua

Professor of Economic History, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
PhD History and Civilisation (European University Institute, 1996)
M.A., Labor Economics (New School for Social Research, 1988)
B.A., Contemporary History (Universidad Complutense, 1982)

Research Areas
Women's labor-force participation and its relation to economic growth
Long-term transformation of occupational structure
Spanish labor market, 18th–20th centuries
Economics of the family

Principal Investigator: The long-term transformation of the occupational structure, Spain 1700-1920. Non-agricultural occupations as a proxy for economic modernization (Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación, PID2021-123863NB-C21, 2022-2025)

Recent Publications

"Rural Manufactures”, in The Whole Economy. Work and Gender in Early Modern Europe, ed. by Catriona MacLeod, Alexandra Shepard and Maria Ägren, Cambridge University Press, 2023, pp. 115-135. DOI: 10.1017/9781009359344

"Nursing babies to fight poverty: Wages of Wet Nurses of Spanish Foundling Hospitals in the 18th and 19th centuries" (with Pilar Erdozain and Ricardo Hernández), Revista de Historia Económica - Journal of Iberian and Latin American Economic History, enero 2023: 1-29. DOI: 10.1017/S0212610922000167

Salarios que la ciudad paga al campo. Los salarios de las nodrizas de las inclusas en España, 1700-1900 [Wages the city pays the countryside. The wages of wet- nurses of foundling hospitals, Spain 1700 to 1900], Publicaciones de la Universidad de Alicante. Access the podcast

Recent Positions
Visiting Professor, Uppsala Universitet (fall–winter 2019)
Visiting Fellow, All Souls College, Oxford (2016–2017)
Visiting Scholar, Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure (2017–2018)

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Departament of Economics and Economic History
Faculty of Economics and Business Studies
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 08193 Bellaterra (Barcelona), Spain