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Stanford University, Stanford, CA:
   Ph.D., 2000
   M.A., 1999
Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, Mexico, D.F.
Licenciate in Economics, 1994


Areas of Interest: 


  • Economic History
  • Poverty and Inequality
  • Economics and Human Biology
  • History of Disease, Public Health and Medicine


  • History of Mexico
  • History of Latin America
  • World History

Research and Teaching:

Dr. López Alonso is an economic historian of Latin America. She is author of Measuring Up: A History of Living Standards in Mexico 1850-1950 (Stanford University Press 2012) winner of the 2013 Mexican History Book Prize awarded by the Conference in Latin American History with the edition in Spanish Published by Fondo de Cultura Económica in 2015. Her scholarship and research interests are interdisciplinary. Dr. López-Alonso regularly teaches undergraduate courses on Mexican History, Economic History, Poverty Justice and Human Capabilities and Biomedical Approaches to History. 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: