Fernando Arteaga

Fernando Arteaga is a PhD candidate in the Department of Economics at George Mason University.  Fernando earned his BA in Economics at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexica.  His research interests include the intersection between economic history, new institutional economics and development economics (with an agent-based modelling bent). His graduate dissertation is on the institutional properties that create incentives for political union and fragmentation (why some nations are large and some small), focusing on the case of the Spanish Empire in the 16th-19th century.