A historian specializing in economic development in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Ted Beatty served as interim director of the Kellogg Institute from 2007 to 2009 and associate dean in the Keough School of Global Affairs from 2015 to 2022.  His research has examined the role of institutions in economic development and the history of technological change in Mexico. He is currently working on an NSF-funded project on the global history of engineering titled Blueprint for Modernity, ca. 1870-1950 with Israel G. Solares


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Mexican economy; political basis of industrialization in Mexico; technology studies; comparative socioeconomic development


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