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Pedro Ramos Pinto

Pedro Ramos Pinto

Lecturer in International Economic History

Director of Graduate Studies, Faculty of History


Lecturer in International Economic History and Fellow of Trinity Hall.

I joined the Faculty in 2013, after five years at the University of Manchester, where I was Simon Research Fellow in History (2008-2010) and Lecturer in International History (2011-2013). I read history at Cambridge, where I also took my M.Phil (Economic and Social History) and PhD.

Subject groups/Research projects

Economy and Fiscal:

Faculties and Departments

Faculty of History:

Research Interests

My current research explores the creation, evolution and implications of authoritarian welfare regimes in Southern Europe and Latin America. This has evolved from earlier work which explored the interaction between the Portuguese Dictatorship and its citizens to explain the emergence of social movements of the urban poor during the Carnation Revolution (1974-1976), a theme which is explored in my book Lisbon Rising (2013).

Alongside this, I am also interested in understanding how contemporary inequalities are shaped by the past, bringing a more long-term view to explain how and why societies distribute resources, opportunities and capabilities. As part of this, I direct a  research network on the topic of Inequality and History, which was started by an AHRC grant. With a grant from the Philomathia Trust I am currently working with Dr. Poornima Paidipaty on the history of the measurement of inequality.

In addition, I continue to have an interest on the study of social movements and protest, both in historical and in contemporary perspective.

Other Professional Activities

Director, AHRC Research Network on Inequality, Social Science and History

Associate Research Fellow, Joint Centre for History & Economics, Harvard and Cambridge

Research Associate, Institute of Contemporary History, New University of Lisbon

Mário Soares Foundation Prize in Contemporary History, 2008.