Moramay López-Alonso

 Moramay Lopez Alonso
Associate Professor of History
Adjunct Associate Professor of Economics
Ph.D. Stanford University, 2000
M.A. Stanford University, 1999
Licenciatura en Economia, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, 1994
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Areas of Interest: 
  • Economic History
  • Political Economy
  • Social Science History
  • Biological Standards of Living
  • Poverty and Inequality
  • Demography
  • Comparative History
  • Mexico
  • Latin America
  • Western hemisphere
Research and Teaching: 

  Dr. López-Alonso offers graduate reading seminars on Latin America and Mexican History. She is available to supervise fields in Latin American History, Mexican History, Economic History, History of Capitalism, History of Disease, Medicine and Public Health. Dr. López-Alonso regularly teaches undergraduate courses on Mexican History, Economic History, Poverty Justice and Human Capabilities and the Medical Humanities. She the director of the PhD Dual Degree Program with Instituto Mora and Faculty Scholar in the Latin American Initiative with the Baker Institute. 

Selected Publications: 
  • “Economics and Human Biology in Latin America,” in The Oxford Handbook of Economics and Human Biology, Edite by John Komlos and Inas R. Kelly, Oxford Handbook Series, Oxford University Press, 2016.
  • “Measuring Inequality in Living Standards with Anthropometric Indicators: The of Case of Mexico 1850-1986,” Journal of Human Development and Capabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal of People-Centered Development, (2015) Vol.16 no. 3: 374-396, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19452829.2015.1044820
  • Estar a la altura: Una historia de los niveles de vida en México, 1850-1950 (Fondo de Cultura Económica, 2015).
  • Measuring Up: A History of Living Standards in Mexico, 1850-1950 (Stanford University Press, 2012)
  • Physical Stature of Men in Eighteenth Century Mexico: Evidence from Puebla (with Agustín Grajales Porras), Economics and Human Biology, Spring 2011.