Carlo Altamura

Carlo Altamura

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    M13 9PL Manchester

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PhD projects

Economic History of Latin America; Financial History; Business History

Personal profile


Carlo Edoardo Altamura is Lecturer in 20th Century Latin American History at the Department of History, University of Manchester. Previously, he was a Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) Research Fellow at the Department of International History and Politics at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva with a five-year research project titled "Business with the Devil? Assessing the Financial Dimension of Authoritarian Regimes in Latin America" (972'068CHF).

He is the author of European Banks and the Rise of International Finance: The Post-Bretton Woods Era (2016) and his publications have appeared in the Business History Review, Business History, FInancial History Review and The International History Review.

His currents interests lie in post-war international financial history in the West and in the developing world, the historical origins of financial globalisation and the political uses of debt.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Areas of expertise

  • F1201 Latin America (General)
  • HC Economic History and Conditions
  • JL Political institutions (America except United States)


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