Professor Juan Grigera teach at the Institute of the Americas in the London University College. He was a British Academy Postdoctoral which was based at the UCL Institute of Americas. He completed a PhD from the University of Buenos Aires with support from CONICET (Argentina), after being awarded an MSc in Development Studies from the London School of Economics. Currently he is also an active member of the editorial board of Historical Materialism (London) and Cuadernos de Economía Crítica (Argentina). His latest research project is entitled Bringing the global market back in. Industrialising and exporting commodities: Argentina and Brazil (1950-2010) and proposes an in-depth comparative study of the long-term economic performance of Brazil and Argentina after 1950s. This research concerns both the comparative assessment of the economic dynamics of two key countries of Latin America and the theoretical modes in which they have been approached.