New Orleans, the “Natural Depot” for Mexican Specie (1821-1861)

Brown Bag Session
Manuel A. Bautista González, University of Oxford
Feb 15, 2023 at - | Zoom Only

Manuel A. Bautista González

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Manuel Bautista González is a financial historian of the Americas, focusing on the United States and Mexico. He is currently a Post-Doctoral Researcher on the ERC-funded project Global Correspondent Banking 1870-2000 at the University of Oxford.

Manuel 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 has been convening 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.