I am assistant professor of Economic History at Carlos III University of Madrid and a junior research fellow at the Carlos III-Juan March Institute. I work on long-term comparative economic development in Latin America and Africa, with a focus on the interactions between agriculture and the environment. I also have a keen interest in data visualization design and historical GIS mapping. 

I started studying Economic History at Universidad de la República (Montevideo), before moving to the University of Cambridge (King’s College and Campop), where I obtained my PhD in 2020 under the supervision of Professor Gareth Austin. I grew up in Canelones in southern Uruguay, but, unlike many Uruguayans, my football skills are unfortunately limited to videogames.

On this website you can find information about my research, teaching, and publications, as well as some of the datasets I have produced. You can reach me at etravies@clio.uc3m.es