Manuel Llorca Jaña

PhD Economic History, Leicester University, UK.


Lineas de investigación
Economic History
Economic Development
Business History


Joerg Baten and Manuel Llorca-Jaña, “Inequality, Low-Intensity Immigration and Human Capital Formation in the Regions of Chile, 1820-1939”, Economics and Human Biology (2021). ISI & Scopus.

Rodrigo Rivero, Manuel Llorca-Jaña, Damian Clarke, Javier Rivas, Martina Allende, Daniel Quezada, Interpersonal violence in Chile, c.1880s-2010s: A tale of delayed but successful convergence, Social Science History (2021). ISI & Scopus.

Ricardo Nazer, Manuel Llorca-Jaña, “The development of the casino industry in Chile”, Business History Review. forthcoming (2021). ISI & Scopus.

Manuel Llorca-Jaña, Juan Navarrete-Montalvo, Roberto Araya, Federico Droller, Martina Allende & Javier Rivas. “Height in twentieth-century Chilean men: growth with divergence”. Cliometrica. Vol 15-1, 135-166 (2021). ISI & Scopus.

Ricardo Nazer, Manuel Llorca-Jaña, “Succession in large nineteenth-century Chilean family businesses”. Business History. Vol. 63 (2021). ISI & Scopus.

Ignacio González and Manuel Llorca-Jaña, “A state-owned bank for small farmers in Chile, c.1926-1953”, Journal of Evolutionary Studies in Business (2021). Scopus.

Manuel Llorca-Jaña, Rodrigo Rivero-Cantillano, Javier Rivas, Martina Allende, “Mortalidad general e infantil en Chile en el largo plazo, 1909-2017”, Revista Médica de Chile (2021). ISI.

Manuel Llorca-Jaña and Juan Ricardo Nazer, “Control de cambios en Chile después de la Gran Depresión: el rol del CONDECOR y su modus operandi, c.1942-1952”. Revista de Gestión Pública, Vol. 10-1 (2021). Emerging WOS-ERIH-Latindex.

Manuel Llorca-Jaña, Diego Barría, Daniel Ahumada, Aldo Poblete, Javier Rivas, “Salary inequality in Chile through a new indicator, 1845-2020”, Historia 396 (2021). Scopus.

Manuel Llorca-Jaña, Javier Rivas, Damian Clarke, Diego Barría, ‘Height of male prisoners in Santiago de Chile during the nitrate era: the penalty of being unskilled, illiterate, illegitimate and Mapuche’. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 17 (17) (2020). ISI & Scopus.

Ricardo Nazer & Manuel Llorca-Jaña (2020), “Chile’s National Electricity Company (ENDESA): a successful case of state-led national electrification, c.1936-1981″. Revista de Historia Industrial, Vol 80, pp. 183-222. ISI & Scopus.

Manuel Llorca-Jaña, Damian Clarke, Juan Navarrete-Montalvo, Roberto Araya, Martina Allende, “New anthropometric evidence on living standards in nineteenth-century Chile”, Economics and Human Biology, Vol. 36-1 (2020). ISI & Scopus.

Manuel Llorca-Jaña, Ricardo Nazer, Juan Navarrete-Montalvo, Daniel Morales, “Milk and meat consumption and production in Chile, c.1930-2017: a history of a successful nutrition transition”, Historia Agraria, Volume 82-3 (2020), pp. 245-285. ISI & Scopus.

Manuel Llorca-Jaña, Juan Navarrete-Montalvo, Ricardo Nazer & Roberto Araya, “Women agrarian entrepreneurs and gender inequality in the Chilean rural sector after independence from Spain, 1830s-1860s”, Historia, Vol. 53-1, pp. 73-100 (2020). ISI & Scopus.

Rodrigo Rivero, Juan Navarrete-Montalvo, Cristián Ordenes, Manuel Llorca-Jaña, “The Demographic Consequences of the End of Chile’s Nitrate Boom, c.1907-1940”, Bulletin of Latin American Research 39-4 (2020), pp. 483-499. ISI & Scopus.

Juan Navarrete-Montalvo and Manuel Llorca-Jaña, “El rol de Chile en la primera globalización del cobre, c.1700-1840″. Revista de Historia y Geografía. Volume 42 (2020). ERIH.

Manuel Llorca-Jaña, Juan Navarrete-Montalvo, Federico Droller, & Roberto Araya, “The physical stature of men in nineteenth century Chile: another case of stagnation during an export boom”, Revista de Historia Económica-Journal of Iberian and Latin American Economic History, Volume 37-1 (2019), pp. 239-270. ISI & Scopus.

Manuel Llorca-Jaña, Juan Navarrete-Montalvo & Roberto Araya, ‘Inequality in Chile before the first globalization: an approach derived from agricultural market income, 1830s-1850s’, Historia Agraria, Volume 74-1, pp. 103-133 (2018). ISI & Scopus.

Manuel Llorca-Jaña, Juan Navarrete-Montalvo, Federico Droller, & Roberto Araya, “Height in eighteenth-century Chilean men: evidence from military records, 1730s-1800s”, Economics and Human Biology, Vol. 29, pp. 168-178 (2018). ISI & Scopus.

Manuel Llorca-Jaña, Roberto Araya, & Juan Navarrete-Montalvo ‘Antropometría histórica de Chile: Evolución de la estatura de la población en el largo plazo, siglos XVIII-XX’. Estudios Atacameños. Vol. 60, pp. 161-191 (2018). ISI & Scopus.

Manuel Llorca-Jaña, Claudio Robles, Juan Navarrete-Montalvo, “Chiloé, una sociedad rural igualitaria. Distribución del ingreso agrícola y de la tierra después de la Independencia.” Magallania, Vol. 46-2, pp. 85-105 (2018). ISI & Scopus.

Roberto Araya & Manuel Llorca-Jaña. “The birth of joint stock companies in Chile, 1849-1875”, Revista de Historia Industrial, Vol 74-2, pp. 43-76 (2018). ISI & Scopus.

Juan Ricardo Nazer, Manuel Llorca-Jaña, Juan Navarrete-Montalvo. “The Cousiño-Goyenechea family, 1810-1940: rise and fall of a Chilean family business”. Atenea, Vol. 516, pp. 49-67 (2017). ISI & Scopus.

Manuel Llorca-Jaña, Claudio Robles, Juan Navarrete-Montalvo, Roberto Araya, ‘La agricultura y la elite agraria chilena a través de los catastros agrícolas, c.1830-1855′, Historia, Vol. 50-2, pp. 597-639 (2017). ISI & Scopus.

Manuel Llorca-Jaña and Juan Navarrete-Montalvo, ‘The Chilean economy during the 1810s-1830s and its entry into the world economy’, Bulletin of Latin American Research, Volume 36-3, pp. 354-369 (2017). ISI & Scopus.

Manuel Llorca-Jaña, [in Spanish] ‘Chilean exports of copper to Wales during the nineteenth century: their impact on the Chilean and Welsh economies’, Revista de Historia Social y de las Mentalidades, Vol. 21-1, pp. 27-62 (2017). Latindex.

Manuel Llorca-Jaña, ‘Historia Económica en Chile y en la Universidad de Santiago’. Contribuciones, Volume 144 (2017). Invited editor for this issue. Latindex.

Celia Cussen, Manuel Llorca-Jaña, Federico Droller, ‘The dynamics and determinants of slave prices in an urban setting: Santiago de Chile, c.1773-1822’, Revista de Historia Económica-Journal of Iberian and Latin American Economic History, Volume 34-3, pp. 449-477 (2016). ISI & Scopus.

Manuel Llorca-Jaña and Juan Navarrete-Montalvo, ‘The real wages and living conditions of construction workers in Santiago de Chile during the later colonial period, 1788-1808’, Investigaciones de Historia Económica-Economic History Research, Volume 11-2, pp. 80-90 (2015). ISI & Scopus.

Manuel Llorca-Jaña, ‘Huth & Co.’s credit strategies: a global merchant-banker’s risk management, c.1810-1850’, Estudios de Economía, Vol 42-2 (2015). ISI & Scopus.

Manuel Llorca-Jaña, ‘Business history in Chile: where are we now?’, Contribuciones, Volume 142 (2015). Invited editor for this issue. Latindex.

Manuel Llorca-Jaña, ‘Trade policy and major trends in Chilean exports under democracy, 1990-2012’, Revista de Gestión Pública, Vol. 4-1 (2015), pp. 107-141. Emerging WOS-ERIH-Latindex.

Manuel Llorca-Jaña, ‘Shaping Globalization: London’s Merchant Bankers in the Early Nineteenth Century’, Business History Review, Volume 88-3, pp. 469-495 (2014). ISI & Scopus.

Manuel Llorca-Jaña, ‘A reappraisal of Mapuche textile production and sheep raising during the nineteenth century’, Historia, Volume 47-1, pp. 91-111 (2014). ISI & Scopus.

Manuel Llorca-Jaña, ‘British merchants in new markets: the case of Wylie and Hancock in Brazil and the River Plate, c.1808-1820’, Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, Volume 44-2, pp. 215-238 (2014). ISI & Scopus.

Manuel Llorca-Jaña, ‘The impact of ‘early’ nineteenth-century globalization on foreign trade in the Southern Cone: a study of British trade statistics’, Investigaciones de Historia Económica-Economic History Research, Volume 10-1, pp. 46-56 (2014). Scopus.

Manuel Llorca-Jaña, ‘Connections and networks in Spain of a London merchant-banker, 1800-1850’, Revista de Historia Económica-Journal of Iberian and Latin American Economic History, Volume 31-3, pp. 423-458 (2013). ISI & Scopus.

Manuel Llorca-Jaña, ‘Of “savages”, shipwrecks and seamen: British consular contacts with the native people of southern South America during the 1820s and 1830s’, International Journal of Maritime History, Volume 24-2, pp. 127-154 (2012). ISI & Scopus.

Manuel Llorca-Jaña, ‘The economic activities of a global merchant-banker in Chile: Huth & Co. of London, 1820s-1850s’, Historia, Volume 45-2, pp. 399-432 (2012). ISI & Scopus.

Manuel Llorca-Jaña, ‘The organization of British textile exports to the River Plate and Chile: merchant houses in operation, c.1810-1859’, Business History, Volume 53-6, pp. 820-865 (2011). ISI & Scopus.

Manuel Llorca-Jaña, ‘To be waterproof or to be soaked: importance of packing in British textile exports to distant markets. The cases of Chile and the River Plate, c.1810-1859’, Revista de Historia Económica-Journal of Iberian and Latin American Economic History, Volume 29-1, pp. 11-37 (2011). ISI & Scopus.


Manuel Llorca-Jaña & Rory Miller (editores), Historia económica de Chile desde la independenciaRIL Editores (2021).

Manuel Llorca-Jaña, Rory Miller & Diego Barría (editores), Capitalists, Business and State-Building in ChilePalgrave MacMillan (London, 2019).

Manuel Llorca-Jaña & Diego Barría (editores), Empresas y Empresarios en la Historia de Chile, 1930-2015Editorial Universitaria (Santiago, 2018).

Manuel Llorca-Jaña & Diego Barría (editores), Empresas y Empresarios en la Historia de Chile, 1810-1930Editorial Universitaria (Santiago, 2017).

Manuel Llorca-Jaña, The globalization of merchant banking before 1850: the case of Huth & Co., Routledge, pp. 184 (London & New York, 2016).

Manuel Llorca-Jaña, The British textile trade in South America in the nineteenth centuryCambridge University Press (Cambridge & New York, 2012, paperback 2014), pp. 408. Winner of the Vicens Vives Prize, 2013.

Manuel Llorca-Jaña, La Historia del Seguro en Chile, 1810-2010Fundación Mapfre (Madrid, 2011), pp. 227.


Principal Researcher. Fondecyt Regular. “The impact of the expansion of aqueduct and sewerage infrastructure in Chile’s living standards, c.1900s-2020”. US$230.000. Project number 1210144.

Principal Researcher. Anillos-Conicyt. “Well-being and inequality in Chile after independence, c.1810-2020”. US$530.000 Project number SOC180001.

Principal Researcher. Fondecyt Regular. “Anthropometric history of Chile, c.1730-2000”. US$170,000. Project number 1180005.Principal Researcher. Fondecyt Regular. “Economic performance of Chile after independence, 1810-1860”. US$116,000. Project number 1150161.

Principal Researcher. Conicyt’s INTERNATIONAL NETWORKING BETWEEN RESEARCH CENTRES’s grant: ‘Business history in Chile and Latin America’. A collaborative project with Geoffrey Jones and the Harvard Business School of Harvard University, US$22.000. Project number 140023.

Principal Researcher. Research Grant, ‘Economic consequences of independence in Chile, c.1810-1840’ (US$16,000), No. 031462LLJ. Funded by University of Santiago, Dicyt projects.

Principal Researcher. Research and Teaching Grant, ‘Economic history of Chilean independence, c.1830-1840’ (US$96,000). Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez. Funded by Conicyt, Chile. Declined after moving to University of Santiago.

Co-Researcher. Research Grant, ‘Slavery in Santiago de Chile, 1776-1823’, Funded by Fondecyt, Chile (US$152,000). I was the sole co-investigator of this grant, whose principal investigator is Dr Celia Cussen (University of Chile).

Principal Researcher. Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, ‘Huth & Co. global networks, c. 1809-1850’, Funded by Fondecyt, Chile (US$58,000).

Principal Researcher. Short-Term Research Grant, ‘Wylie & Hancock operations in South America, c.1807-1819’, Funded by International Seminar on the History of the Atlantic World, Harvard University, USA (US$2,000).