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Dr Ingrid Bleynat teaches and researches international development from a historical perspective. She joined KCL in 2013, upon completing her PhD in history at Harvard University. Before undertaking her historical studies she trained as an economist at the University of Buenos Aires.


Dr Bleynat's work focuses on the political economy of Latin America, especially Mexico and Argentina. She has written on the relationship between informal politics and corruption in Mexico in the 1940s and 1950s (Journal of Latin American Studies, 2018), and about the long-run relationship between wages, well-being, and inequality in Mexico (Economic History Review, 2020). Her book Vendors' Capitalism: A Political Economy of Public Markets in Mexico has been published by Stanford University Press (2021). She is currently working on Faces of Inequality, a new mixed-methods approach to the study of multidimensional inequalities. She plans to apply this approach to care work regimes in Mexico City and Buenos Aires.

Research Interests:

  • Political Economy, History
  • History of Economic Thought
  • Latin America



  • 5YYD0006 Political Economy of Development in Latin America
  • 4YYD0002 History of the Global Economy


  • 7YYD0016 Latin America in the 20th Century and Beyond

PhD supervision

Dr Bleynat welcomes applications on the political economy of Latin America in historical perspective, in particular (though not exclusively) related to inequality, informality, and care and domestic work.

Secondary supervisor

Further details

See Ingrid's research profile