Carmen Sarasua
Carmen Sarasua

Professor of Economic History, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Ph.D., Economic History (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

Associate Editor of Feminist Economics, member of Editorial Board of Continuity and Change, and former Editor of Historia Agraria

Principal Investigator: Occupational Structure and Income in the Long Run: Redefining Economic Modernization and Living Standards in Spain, 1750–1975, financed by Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (2018–2021)

Recent Publications
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 in Spain, 1700–1900], Publicaciones de la Universidad de Alicante (2021) Link to podcast

“The Feminization of the Labor Force and Five Associated Myths” (with Jane Humphries), The Routledge Handbook of Feminist Economics, ed. by Günseli Berik and Ebru Kongar, Routledge (2021)

"Women’s Work and Structural Change: Occupational Structure in 18th–Century Spain", The Economic History Review, 72 (2) (2019)

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