David Pretel

Lecturer in History (Pompeu Fabra University)

MPhil in Historical Studies (University of Cambridge) - PhD in Economic History (UAM)

Graduate in Economics and in Business Administration (UAM)

Economic History, History of Science and Technology, Spain and Latin America, Political Economy

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Projects

Technology in Latin America’s Past and Present: New Evidence from the Patent Records

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Supported by: Application in Progress

Catalogación y estudio de los fondos históricos de propiedad industrial de la OEPM / Cataloguing and Studying of Patent, Trademark, and Industrial Design Historical Files at the OEPM

From 1999-01-01 to 2020-09-30
Supported by: Oficina Española de Patentes y Marcas

La Marca y su Historia: valor económico, empresarial y social / The Brand and its History: Economic, Business and Social Value

From 2012-05-01 to 2014-06-30
Supported by: UAM-CSIC (Proyectos Multidisciplinares. Ref. CEMU-2012-034)

Ciencia, Tecnología y Propiedad Industrial. El papel de las patentes y las marcas en perspectiva histórica (1750-1914) / Science, Technology and Intellectual Property. The Role of Patents and Trademarks in Historical Perspective (1750-1914)

From 2011-06-01 to 2012-05-31
Supported by: Centro de Estudios de América Latina (CEAL). Séptima Convocatoria de Proyectos de Cooperación Interuniversitaria UAM – Santander con América Latina

Transferencia tecnológica y colonialismo en España, 1820-1898 / Technology Transfer and Colonialism in Spain, 1820-1898

From 2009-01-01 to 2009-12-31
Supported by: Comunidad de Madrid- Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (CCG08-UAM/HUM-4037)

Patents in History: Studies in the Patterns and Institutions of Technological Change and Transfer

From 2003-01-01 to 2008-12-31
Supported by: The British Academy (ref. BA/Euronet_Inkster_2002)

Cambio tecnológico y transferencia de tecnología en España durante los siglos XIX y XX / Technological Change and Technology Transfer in Spain during the 19th and 20th Centuries

From 2004-12-13 to 2007-12-13
Supported by: Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia. Dirección General de Investigación. Plan Nacional de I+D+i (Referencia: SEJ2004-03542/ECON)

Working Papers

2013. Pretel, David; Fernández-de-Pinedo, Nadia. Technology Transfer and Expert Migration in Nineteenth-Century Cuba, Max Weber Programme, 2013/34, European University Institute.

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2011. Pretel, David; Saiz, Patricio. Institutions and Agents of Technological Diffusion in 19th Century Spain, UAM Working Papers in Economic History, 2011(05), SSRN.com.

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2010. Fernández-de-Pinedo, Nadia; Pretel, David; Saiz, Patricio. Colonial Innovation System, Sub-Imperial Institutions and the Creole Elite in Nineteenth-Century Cuba, UAM Working Papers in Economic History, 2011(01), SSRN.com.

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Publications

2021. Pretel, David. "The Maya Forest and Indigenous Resistance during the Caste War", Global Environment: A Journal of Transdisciplinary History (forthcoming).
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2020. Pretel, David. "Reacciones en cadena: cambio tecnológico global y frontera forestal en la península de Yucatán (1850-1950)", Historia Mexicana 277, (259-311).
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2020. Fernández-de-Pinedo, Nadia; Castro, Rafael; Pretel, David. "Technology Transfer Networks in the First Industrial Age: The Case of Derosne & Cail and the Sugar Industry (1818–1871)", Business History 62(7), (1107-1136).
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2019. Pretel, David. "Technology and the Fates of Three Caribbean Commodities", History of Technology 34, (127-148).
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2019. Pretel, David. "Invenciones institucionales El sistema de patentes en las colonias españolas durante el siglo XIX", América Latina en la Historia Económica / Latin America in Economic History 26(2), (1-22).
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2019. Pretel, David; Inkster, Ian; Wendt, Helge. "Technology in Latin American History: Perspectives, Scales and Comparisons", History of Technology 34, (1-22).
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2018. Pretel, David. Institutionalising Patents in Nineteenth-Century Spain, Palgrave-Macmillan. London.
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2018. Pretel, David; Camprubí, Lino (eds.). Technology and Globalisation: Networks of Experts in World History, Palgrave-Macmillan. London.
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2017. Pretel, David. "La economía política del sistema español de patentes en perspectiva internacional, 1826-1902", Investigaciones de Historia Económica / Economic History Research 13(3), (190-200).
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2015. Leonard, Adrian; Pretel, David. "Experiments in Modernity: the Making of the Atlantic World Economy", in Leonard, Adrian; Pretel, David (eds.), The Caribbean and the Atlantic World Economy, 1650-1914: Circuits of Trade, Money and Knowledge, Palgrave-Macmillan, Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series. Basingstoke & New York, (1-14).
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2015. Pretel, David; Fernández-de-Pinedo, Nadia. "Foreign Technology and Transnational Expertise in 19th Century Cuba", in Leonard, Adrian; Pretel, David (eds.), The Caribbean and the Atlantic World economy, 1650-1914: Circuits of Trade, Money and Knowledge, Palgrave-Macmillan: Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series. Basingstoke & New York, (263-289).
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2015. Leonard, Adrian; Pretel, David (eds.). The Caribbean and the Atlantic World Economy, 1650-1914: Circuits of Trade, Money and Knowledge, Palgrave-Macmillan, Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series. Basingstoke & New York.
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2014. Saiz, Patricio; Pretel, David. "Why Did Multinationals Patent in Spain? Several Historical Inquiries", in Donzé, Pierre-Yves; Nishimura, Shigehiro (eds.), Organizing Global Technology Flows: Institutions, Actors, Processes, Routledge. International Studies in Business History. New York / London, (39-59).
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2012. Pretel, David; Saiz, Patricio. "Patent Agents in the European Periphery: Spain (1826-1902)", History of Technology 31, (103-125).
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2011. Pretel, David. "Recensión: Daniel Headrick. Power over Peoples: Technology, Environments, and Western Imperialism, 1400 to the Present", Investigaciones de Historia Económica 07(03), (408-409).
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2010. Fernández-de-Pinedo, Nadia; Pretel, David; Saiz, Patricio. "Patents, Sugar Technology and Sub-Imperial Institutions in Nineteenth-Century Cuba", History of Technology 30, (46-62).
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2009. Pretel, David. "Invención, nacionalismo tecnológico y progreso : el discurso de la propiedad industrial en la España del siglo XIX ", Empiria: Revista de Metodología de Ciencias Sociales 18, (59-83).
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2009. Pretel, David. "Recensión: Christine MacLeod. Heroes of invention. Technology, Liberalism and British Identity, 1750-1914", Investigaciones de Historia Económica 05(13), (193-195).
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2009. Pretel, David; Arribas, José-María; Camprubí, Lino. "Presentación", Empiria: Revista de Metodología de Ciencias Sociales 18, (11-16).
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