Carlos Marichal, received his Ph D in History from Harvard University (1977) is professor of Latin American economic history at El Colegio de Mexico, a leading research and postgraduate institute.
He is author of A Century of Debt Crises in Latin America: From Independence to the Great Depression, 1920-1930, Princeton, Princeton University Press, 1989. He is also editor of over a dozen books in English and Spanish on Mexican and Latin American economic history and has published over fifty articles in academic journals and over thirty chapters in scholarly books. His most recent book is Nueva historia de las grandes crisis financieras: una perspectiva global, 1873-2008, Editorial Debate, Madrid, Buenos Aires and Mexico, 2010.
He is a member of the Nacional Research System of Mexico, highest level 3. He was member of the Governing Board of the El Colegio de México (2003-2008).
He has been founder and past president (2000-2004) of the Mexican Association of Economic History. He was awarded the Premio Nacional de Ciencias y Artes de México, 2012, in the category Social Sciences and History.