Authority Profile


Professional Profile

Professor in the Academic Department of Humanities at Universidad del Pacífico. He is also director of the Publishing Fund and director of Apuntes, a journal of Social Sciences. He holds a PhD and MA in History (with a major in Latin America) from Stony Brook University (State University of New York).
Professor Monsalve’s areas of teaching and research focus on the economic and business history of Peru and Latin America. He has taught courses on Latin American history at the universities of British Columbia and Simon Fraser in Vancouver. He has done historical research on the evolution of large business families and economic groups in Peru, changes in the management of Peruvian companies, and their evolving internationalization patterns, the transformation of the industry and the domestic market during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Today he is undertaking studies on corporate networks of large Peruvian companies, the impact of the financial crisis on the management of enterprises, and the role of businesses and entrepreneurs in the regional development of Peru.
Professor Monsalve has conducted several consultancies on economic and business history issues for state institutions and private companies. He is also president of the Asociación Peruana de Historia Económica (Peruvian Association of Economic History) and he participates in several research networks such as the Grupo Iberoamericano de Historia Económica y Empresarial (Ibero-American Group of Economic and Business History.)

Specialization Areas

Corporate history, economic groups, entrepreneurial families, corporate networks, economic history and regional history.