I started teaching at Villanova University in Economics in 1978. I went to the University of California at Berkeley in 1980 - in Mexican History- was tenured there, and remained until 1989. I have done visiting stints at University of Texas - Austin and at Harvard.
- Politics and Markets in Mexico's London Debt, 1823-1887, Cambridge University Press, 2009.
- "Santa Anna Never Had An iPhone: Some Thoughts on the Price of Peace and the Financial Misfortunes of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in 1848," The Journal of the Historical Society, 9:1 (2009), pp. 57-86.
- "Export-Led Growth, 1870-1930," in Victor Bulmer Thomas et al., The Cambridge Economic History of Latin America (2 vols., Cambridge University Press, 2006), 2: pp. 249-292.
- Textiles and Capitalism in Mexico: An Economic History of the Obrajes, 1539-1840 (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1987). Translated into Spanish in Mexico.
Personal Interests and Hobbies
I am a dual national (Italy/United States). In another life, I played jazz trumpet. I will again, some day, "si Dios quiere."