Manuel A. Bautista-González is a Post-Doctoral Researcher on the ERC funded project Global Correspondent Banking 1870-2000. His research will analyse inter-bank relations with financial centres in regions beyond the core of the international system, focusing on Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Uruguay and Chile, each of which were connected to the global system in different ways through New York and London.
Manuel is a financial historian of the Americas, focusing on the United States and Mexico. He holds a B.A. in economics from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and a Ph.D. in United States History from Columbia University in the City of New York, with the dissertation “Gold and Silver Chains. The New Orleans Specie Market under International Bimetallism, 1839-1861,” supervised by David Weiman and Elizabeth Blackmar.
Manuel has taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses at UNAM, Columbia University, the Center for Research and Teaching in Economics (CIDE), and Anáhuac University. He is a convener of the Financial History Network since its launch in 2020.
Outside academia, Manuel was the lead historian in projects to commemorate the 150th anniversary of a global investment bank as a Winthrop Group consultant (2018-2020). He is a contributing writer for Cash Essentials, a discussion platform on retail payments and monetary ecosystems.