Edward (Ted) Beatty

Edward (Ted) Beatty

Professor of History and Global Affairs

238 Hesburgh Center for International Studies
Ph.D., Stanford University
Time Period(s)
Economic & History of Capitalism, Science, Technology, and Medicine
Global, Latin America

Ted Beatty is professor of history and global affairs, holding a joint appointment with the Department of History and the Keough School of Global Affairs. He holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University.

A historian specializing in economic development in Latin America, especially Mexico, he has examined the role of institutions in economic development, the intellectual and material bases of policy formation, and the history of technological change.

From 2007 to 2009, Beatty served as interim director of Notre Dame’s Kellogg Institute for International Studies, where he is a faculty fellow, and served as associate dean in the Keough School of Global Affairs from 2015 through 2022.

Beatty is the author of Institutions and Investment: The Political Basis of Industrialization in Mexico before 1911 (Stanford University Press, 2001) and Technology and the Search for Progress in Modern Mexico (University of California Press, 2015), winner of the Friedrich Katz Prize for best book on Latin America and the Caribbean from the American Historical Society. He has received research support from the National Science Foundation, the Instituto de Iberoamérica at the Universidad de Salamanca, and the Kellogg Institute for International Studies. Beatty is currently working on an NSF-funded project examining the global history of engineering, ca. 1870-1940.

Beatty teaches undergraduate and doctoral courses on comparative economic history, the history of technology, and Latin American history.