To carry out the project, we have a strong team of academics in business history, social and economic analysis with a gender perspective, and institutional analysis.

Principal researchers

Susana Martínez-Rodríguez 

Associate Professor of the Economic History at the University of Murcia (Spain). She was a Post-doctoral Fellow at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and Università degli Studi di Firenze. She has been a Visiting Scholar at Yale University and Harvard Business School. Her main interests include commercial law, enterprise forms, and gender perspectives in economic history. Her current research focuses on the history of enterprise forms in Spain in the nineteenth and twentieth century, and on gender in business history.


Antonio Mínguez Vera 

Associate Professor (Financial Economics) at University of Murcia. Previously, he has been Associate Professor at the Polytechnic University of Cartagena where he obtained his PhD. He has also been Visiting Scholar at University of Stirling and University of Ljubljana. His main interests include the study of gender diversity on top management positions. He is one of the most cited authors in gender studies on boards of directors.


Research team

Women and Firms in Spain (1850-2015). Triangulating History, Economy and Society (FEMEM)

Seven Ağır

Associate Professor of Economic History at the Middle East Technical University (Turkey). She has been a postdoctoral fellow at Yale University and obtained her Ph.D. from Princeton University. She has been a visiting professor at Cornell University. His main lines of research include the History of Economics, and the relationship between economics, institutions and commercial law.


Timothy W. Guinnane

He is the Philipp Golden Bartlett Professor of Economic History in the Department of Economics at Yale University. After completing his Ph.D. in economics at Stanford University, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania and later an adjunct professor of economics at Princeton University. He has been at Yale University since 1993, where he teaches European Economic History. His research focuses on the demographic and financial history of Europe and North America in the 19th and early 20th centuries.


Pedro J. Hernández Martínez

Professor of Fundamentals of Economic Analysis at the University of Murcia. He was an Assistant Professor and received a doctorate in Economics at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. He has been at the University of Murcia since 1991 and has been investigating the salary differences observed between men and women since the beginning of his research activity. Many of these results have been transferred to a regional level where it has participated in the preparation of its diagnostic reports on equal opportunities between women and men.


Carmen María Hernández-Nicolás 

PhD in Business Administration at the University of Murcia. Professional in Business Administration with work experience of more than 10 years in companies of different sectors in Murcia. At present she is an adjunct professor of corporate finance at the same university. Her main research topics are related to corporate finance and corporate governance. She has published in referred international journals such as E&M Economics and Management Journal, Feminist Economics and Agribusiness, among others.


Andrea Lluch

Doctor in History from the National University of the Center of the Province of Buenos Aires. He completed post-doctoral studies at Harvard Business School, obtaining the Harvard-Newcomen Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Business History. She is a Professor at the National University of La Pampa (Argentina). Associate Professor at the University of Los Andes (Colombia). She is President of the Business History Association (2021-2022). She has edited several books and published articles in international and national magazines as well as book chapters on topics related to the business and economic history of South America.


Juan Francisco Martín Ugedo 

Diploma of Advanced European Studies at the College of Europe (Brugge, Belgium) and PhD in Business Administration at the University of Murcia (Spain). At present, he is Professor (Corporate Finance) at University of Murcia (Spain). His main research topics are related to corporate finance and corporate governance, more concretely on the study of gender diversity on top management positions. 


Delfina Roca Marín 

Head of the Scientific Culture and Innovation Unit and professor of Informative Communication at the University of Murcia (Spain). Doctor with an Extraordinary Doctorate Award in Information Management from the UMU. She has published impact articles and book chapters on popularization in general and on new narratives to disseminate science. She is a member of the Analysis-Research subgroups on Dissemination and Visibility of Women in Science of the CRUE Scientific Dissemination and Culture Network.


María Xosé Rodríguez Galdo

Professor of History and Economic Institutions, she was vice-rector of the University of Santiago de Compostela (1984-1986), director of the University Institute of Studies and Development of Galicia (IDEGA) (1986-1991), vice-president of the Consello da Cultura Galega, director of the Center for Population Studies and Migration Analysis (CEPAM) and the portal www., and belongs to the CIFEX and the USC Mulleres and Universities Seminar. From 2009 to 2019 she has been director of the Center for Advanced Studies – Casa Europa.

Leonor Sáez-Méndez 

Predoctoral fellow at the University of Vienna, where she did her doctorate. Subsequently, she made several postdoctoral at the same University, where she was also a visiting professor. My main lines of research are focused on the methodology of German as a foreign language and on Vienna at the end of the century. My current research on the gender perspective focuses on Austrian literature written by women and on the social and economic networks established by women in Vienna at the Fin de Siècle.


Galina Ulianova

Senior Researcher at the Institute of Russian History, Russian Academy of Sciences, in Moscow, Russia. She is the author of ‘Female Entrepreneurs in Nineteenth-Century Russia’ (London: Pickering & Chatto, 2009). She was a Visiting Scholar at the Kennan Institute, Washington, in 1998, and at the Bielefeld and Konstanz universities (Germany) in 1993, 1994, 2000. Her fields of interest include social and economic history of the 19th and 20th centuries in general, urban history, industrial and labour history, the history of entrepreneurship, the history of trade and consumption, gender history, institutions and family history.


Marisol Valenzuela Martínez

Student of the Degree in Economics at the University of Murcia. She has been an internal student of the Department of Applied Economics, following the line of research ‘Women and Companies (Historical Perspective)’, and an internal student of the Department of Public Finance, participating in 2020 in the XVII International Forum on the evaluation of the quality of research and higher education (FECIES) with the work: ‘Social networks and content of entrepreneurship and business history of women: a pilot experience’.


Rubén Villaverde Serrano 

He has a degree in Economics from the University of Salamanca, with a Master’s Degree in Research in Economics from the UNED. He has been working in process and systems consulting in the economic-financial field for 17 years, providing services for large multinational companies. Currently doing a PhD in Economics within the interuniversity program DECiDE, investigating the presence and historical role of women in the shareholders of the Bank of Spain.


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