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Faculty - Catalina Vizcarra

Catalina Vizcarra

Associate Professor

  • Ph.D., Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2001
  • CV (pdf)
Area of expertise

Law and economics, institutional economics, development economics, and Latin American economic history.

Contact Information
Email: catalina.vizcarra@uvm.edu
Phone: 802-656-0694
Office Location: 332 Old Mill
Office Hours: M/R, 10:00-11:00 a.m. or by appt.

Dr. Vizcarra came to the University of Vermont in 2003. She received a bachelor's degree in economics and the equivalent of a J.D. degree in law (egresada de licenciatura) from the Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru, and completed her doctorate in economics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2001. Her doctoral dissertation, "Markets and Hierarchies in Late Colonial Spanish America: The Royal Tobacco Monopoly in the Viceroyalty of Peru, 1752-1813," was selected in 2002 as one of the three finalists for the Economic History Association's Gerschenkron Prize for best dissertation in economic history on any area outside of North America. Her current research agenda focuses on the role of natural resources and institutions in Latin American economic development. Before coming to the University of Vermont, she was assistant professor of history at the University of Calgary in Canada.

Recent Publications

Working Papers and Work in Progress

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