María del Carmen Espido Bello

Ph.D in Economics (1995) with a thesis titled “As relacións económicas hispano-portuguesas, 1850-1920” and Associate Professor of History and Economic Institutions since 2001. Her main areas of research are linked to the History of International Economic Relations throughout the 19th and 20th centuries –especially economic relations between Spain and Portugal–, and to the production and international trade of fishery products. On these areas of research, she supervised several final degree and master’s degree projects , as well as, jointly with Jesús Giráldez, the doctoral thesis carried out by Luís Cunha Ferreira entitled “As relações Económicas de Portugal com as suas colónias africanas: 1890-1975”, defended at USC in 2018.

She was a member of the editorial board of the journal Investigaciones de Historia Económica/Economic History Research and currently is partt of the editorial board of the Revista Galega de Economía and of the editorial team of the Working Papers Series published by the Spanish Economic History Association (DT-AEHE). Since 2018, she is also a member of the AEHE Council.

She completed 4 short research stays abroad (United Kingdom and Portugal) and actively participated in the organization of scientific events related to Economics and Economic History. She was part of the organizing committee of the following conferences:  Fisheries and History Conference (Xuntanza Internacional de Historia Económica e Social do Sector Pesqueiro), (December 1999), VIII Congreso de la Asociación Española de Historia Económica (September 2005), XI Encuentro de Didáctica de la Historia Económica (June  2014) and 2nd  International Conference on Transitions in Agriculture and Rural Society. The Global Challenges of Rural History (June 2018).

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