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Andrew Konove received his B.A. in History from Haverford College and his M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. in History from Yale University, where he also received a Graduate Certificate of Concentration in Latin American Studies. His research focuses on the political, economic, and social history of Mexico in the late colonial and early national periods. His first book, Black Market Capital: Urban Politics and the Shadow Economy of Mexico City (forthcoming from the University of California Press in 2018), traces the history of Mexico City’s infamous thieves market from the seventeenth century to the twentieth. Dr. Konove is currently at work on two new projects: a history of informal currencies in Mexico and Latin America between 1750 and 1850, tentatively titled Making Change: Money, Sovereignty and Development in Latin America, 1750-1850, and a history of Mexico City’s main public square—tentatively titled Zócalo: A History of Mexico City.  In 2015, the article: “On the Cheap: The Baratillo Marketplace and the Shadow Economy of Eighteenth-Century Mexico City” appeared in the journal The Americas. Dr. Konove’s writing has also appeared in the San Antonio Express-News and the foreign policy journal The National Interest


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