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Edward (Ted) BeattyEdward (Ted) Beatty

Professor of History
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Keough School of Global Affairs
(PhD, Stanford University, 1996)
203 Hesburgh Center

Geographic focus: Latin America (Mexico)

Thematic interests: Mexican economy; political basis of industrialization in Mexico; technology studies; comparative socioeconomic development.

Selected publications:


El mito de una riqueza proverbial: Ideas, utopia y proyectos económicos en torno a México en los siglos XVIII y XIX, with Francisco Altable, José Enrique Covarrubias, and Richard Weiner (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Instituto de Investigaciones Históricas, 2015)

Technology and the Search for Progress in Modern Mexico (University of California Press, 2015)

Institutions and Investment: The Political Basis of Industrialization in Mexico before 1911 (Stanford University Press, 2001) 

Other selected publications

“Technology in Latin America’s Past and Present: New Evidence from the Patent Records” (with Patricio Sáiz and Yovanna Pineda), Latin American Research Review (forthcoming)

 “Riqueza, Polémica, y Política: Pensamiento y Políticas Económicas en México, (1765–1911),” in José Enrique Covarrubias, ed., Historia del pensamiento económico en México: ideas y debate en torno a la riqueza, el progreso y el auge económico de 1750 a 1900 (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, forthcoming)

“The World’s Beer: A Historical Geography of Beer in Mexico” (with Susan M. Gauss), in Mark W. Patterson and Nancy Hoalst Pullen, eds., The Geography of Beer: Regions, Environment, and Societies (Springer Publishing, 2014)

“Sabine MacCormack (1941–2012)” (with Karen Graubert), Hispanic American Historical Review 93, 1 (2013)

“Bottles for Beer: Business Strategy and the Challenge of Technology Transfer in Mexico,” Business History Review 83 (Summer 2009)

Propiedad industrial, patentes e inversión en tecnología en España y México (1820–1914)” (with Patricio Sáiz González), in Rafael Dobado, Aurora Gómez Galvarriato, and Graciela Márquez, eds., España y México: Historias Económicas Paralelas? (Mexico: Fondo de Cultura Económica, 2007)

“Approaches to Technology Transfer in History and the Case of Nineteenth-Century Mexico,” Comparative Technology Transfer and Society 1, 2 (2003)

“Visiones del futuro: la reorientación de la política económica en México (1867–1893),” Signos Históricos (Mexico) 10 (julio–diciembre 2003)

“Commercial Policy in Porfirian Mexico: The Structure of Protection,” in Stephen Haber & Jeffrey Bortz, eds., The Mexican Economy, 1870–1930: Essays on the Economic History of Institutions, Revolution, and Growth (Stanford University Press, 2002)

“Patents and Technological Change in Late Industrialization: Nineteenth Century Mexico in Comparative Perspective,” History of Technology 24 (2002)





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