"The long-term consequences of the Spanish Inquisition" | Early Modern Research Cluster
The Spanish Inquisition was one of the most intrusive and powerful state institutions in history, influencing morality and behavior for over 350 years. This projects builds the most comprehensive database of Inquisition trials available to date, and uses it to examine its long-term legacy on social, cultural, and economic outcomes.
About the Presenter
Mauricio Drelichman is Associate Professor at the Vancouver School of Economics at UBC. He specializes on the economic history of early modern Spain. His research has explored the political and economic effects of New World Silver flows, the nature of sovereign borrowing, and the impact of old regime institutions on long-term economic performance.