Richard Salvucci

Richard  J.  Salvucci , Ph.D.

Professor, Economics

Education   Subjects Taught

Ph.D. - Princeton

A.M. - Princeton

A.B. - Villanova


Economics of Slavery and the Translantic Slave Trade

Mexican Economy

Latin American Economic Development

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I started teaching at Villanova University in Economics in 1978.

Se vive, se sufre, se aprende. (Live and learn, but it hurts.)

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.


I am a dual national (Italy/United States). In another life, I played jazz trumpet. I will again, some day, si Dios quiere.

Contact Information
Department of Economics
Trinity University
One Trinity Place
San Antonio, TX 78212

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