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Department of Political Science

Dr. Jeannette Graulau

Professor Graulau has published in Continuity & ChangeProgress in Development StudiesRivista Di Studi Politici Internazionali andEuropean Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, among others.  She has contributed to the Model Mining Development Agreement Project of the Mining Law Committee-International Bar Association and the Communities and Small-Scale Mining initiative of the Oil, Gas, Mining and Chemicals Department-World Bank.  Professor Graulau has presented her academic work in proceedings of professional associations and meetings, including International Congress for the History of Science and Technology; Association of American Geographers;Conference Mining Across GenerationsConference Mining, Gender and Sustainable Livelihoods; and Latin American Studies Association.

Her current research project, ‘Silver mining on a global scale’, surveys the history of silver mining industries before and after the rise of capitalism. Professor Graulau has been invited to present parts of her project at the European Centre of Excellence Jean Monnet-Luigi Einaudi and Faculty of Economics of La Sapienza, Universit√† di Roma, and Department of Geography, UCLA-Berkeley. 

In collaboration with economist Dennis O. Flynn, Professor Graulau also works on a project entitled ‘Unified Theory of Prices and mining accounts’. The project describes relations between physical stocks and prices in the mining industry, using the UTP model developed by Flynn and Doherty (1989). A preliminary paper, entitled ‘Economics as a physical science’, was presented at the proceedings of the BHA inaugural conference this last summer. 

Professor Graulau is a member of the following professional associations: The Forum on European Expansion and Global Interaction; Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies; Latin American Studies Association; and Renaissance Studies. 

Areas of Expertise/Specialization

  • Political Economy of Development; Historical Studies of Mining and Development; Latin America


  • Political Economy of DevelopmentClassical Political Economy,GlobalizationIntegration of the Americas, Global Environmental Politics.