Alexandra Cermeño

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Economic History at Lund University

Alexandra is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Economic History at Lund University. She is also a research associate of Instituto Figuerola, part of Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, where she defended her PhD thesis in June 2016. Her thesis assesses the patterns of concentration of service employment addressing technological change, and the role of demand and supply factors. Her research interests are related to the short and long term spatial effects from historical shocks. She has experience working with data from Early Modern history through her participation in a project for the long-run patterns of urbanization in Sweden and the emergence of towns, as well as Medieval and Early Modern church investments on wealth, and the role of the railways on diversification of towns and state capacity. Other interests include the evolution of regional inequality, the use of Geographic Information Systems on economic history, and the spatial dynamics of technological change.