Associate Researcher, University of Oxford History Faculty
Sebastian Alvarez is a Research Fellow at the Graduate Institute, Geneva and is an Associate Member of the University of Oxford History Faculty. Prior to this he was a SNSF Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Zurich where his research focused on central banking and the internationalization of commercial banks in Latin America during the 1970s, and the political economy of crisis management and external debt negotiations during the international financial fallout of 1980s. His work explores the links between national and international financial systems and the ways banks deal with regulatory frameworks and conduct their foreign activities to understand the nature of their business and how they manage the vulnerabilities and risks of sovereign and trade finance in times of crisis and non-crisis. His first book Mexican banks and foreign finance: From internationalization to financial crisis, 1973-82 has been recently published by Palgrave Macmillan (2019) and his work has also appeared in the Journal of Latin American Studies, Revista de Historica Economica - Journal of Iberian and Latin American Economic History, Financial History Review and Investigaciones de Historia Económica - Economic History Research. He holds a Ph.D. in Economic and Social History from the University of Geneva, a Master in Economics from the University of Paris 1 - Pantheon Sorbonne and a Bachelor in Economics from the National University of Cordoba, Argentina.