Leandro Prados-de-la-Escosura, D. Phil. (Oxford) and Ph.D. (Complutense, Madrid), Emeritus Professor of Economic History at Universidad Carlos III, Madrid. He is also a Research Fellow at the CEPR, a Research Associate at CAGE, and Corresponding Fellow of Spain’s Royal Academy of History. He has taught at Georgetown University (Prince of Asturias Professor) and University of California, San Diego. He has been Honorary Maddison Chair at Groningen University, Leverhulme Professorial Fellow at the LSE and a Visiting Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford, the LSE, and the European University Institute. He served as President of the European Historical Economics Society (2001-2003) and in the Executive Committee of the International Economic History Association (2006-2012). He is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Economic Surveys, and a member of the Editorial Board of Cliometrica, and of the Advisory Board of the European Review of Economic History, Explorations in Economic History and the Scandinavian Economic History Review. He is the author of Human Development and the Path to Freedom, Cambridge: CUP, 2022, and Spanish Economic Growth, 1850-2015, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. His current research interests are economic freedom and wellbeing in historical perspective; human development in history; and economic change and inequality in Spain: a millennial view.