Mario Cuenda Garcia

Research Fellow

Short bio

Mario obtained his PhD in Economic History from the London School of Economics in September 2023. His research studies the fiscal capacity of early 20th-Century Spain from a regional perspective. His thesis, The Political Economy of Taxation in Spain, 1901-1936, shows that Spain had a relatively low fiscal capacity and important differences in taxation across provinces. His results also show that measures seeking to increase fiscal capacity, such as the elaboration of a land cadastre, had relatively little impact. Besides his research, he has taught in two courses in the Economic History Department as a Graduate Teaching Assistant: Latin America and the International Economy and Monetary and Financial History. In his free time, Mario enjoys practicing sports as well as watching them - even better if it is surrounded by friends! He also enjoys reading Spanish and Latin American literature, and keeping up to date to what happens in politics.