Sebastian Alvarez


Sebastian Alvarez is a postdoctoral fellow at the Paul Bairoch Institute of Economic History, University of Geneva. He is interested in financial crisis and comparative banking history of Latin American countries, with a particular focus on the internationalization and Euromarket activities of domestic banks during decade leading up to the sovereign debt crises of the 1980s. His work has been published in journals such as the Journal of Latin American Studies, Financial History Review, Revista de Historia Economica - Journal of Iberian and Latin American Economic History, and Investigaciones de Historia Económica - Economic History Research. He is completing his first book “Mexican Banks and Foreign Finance: From Internationalization to Financial Crisis, 1973-82” to be published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2019 (under contract). He earned a Ph.D. in Economic and Social History from the University of Geneva, a Master in Economics from the University of Paris 1 – Pantheon Sorbonne, and a Bachelor in Economics from the National University of Cordoba, Argentina.