Pedro Ramos Pinto
Lecturer in in International Economic History, Pedro Ramos Pinto works on the creation, evolution and implications of authoritarian welfare regimes in Southern Europe and Latin America. This has evolved from earlier work which explored the interaction between the Portuguese Dictatorship and its citizens to explain the emergence of social movements of the urban poor during the Carnation Revolution (1974-1976), a theme which is explored in my book Lisbon Rising (2013). Alongside this, he is also interested in understanding how contemporary inequalities are shaped by the past, bringing a more long-term view to explain how and why societies distribute resources, opportunities and capabilities. As part of this, he directs a research network on the topic of Inequality and History, which was started by an AHRC grant. Finally he also studiessocial movements and protest, both in historical and in contemporary perspective.