Dr Peter Ross

Senior Lecturer (Spanish & Latin American Studies)
BA Sydney, DipEd WBTC, PhD UNSW
School of Humanities & Languages

Contact

9385 2418
Room 336, Morven Brown
Kensington Campus
Fields: Economic Development and Growth, Historical Studies, Latin American History
Tags: Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology

Research

My principal area of research, together with James Levy, is a comparative study of investment in human development in Argentina and Australia between 1890 and 1960. Subsidiary research interests include changes in the composition and internal dynamics of families in Latin America, contemporary political developments in Latin America, and environmental affects of development in Amazonia. 

Publications

    Book Chapters

    • Levy JR;Ross P, 2014, 'Australia, Latin America and the Environment', in Minns J; Carr B (ed.), Australia and Latin America, ANU Press, Canberra, pp. 85 - 109, http://press.anu.edu.au/titles/australia-and-latin-america/
    • Levy JR;Ross P, 2013, 'The State and Investment in Human Development: A Comparison of Argentina and Australia 1890-1960', in Kriesler P; Chester L; Johnson M (ed.), Heterodox economics and the crisis that won't go away, Society of Heterodox Economists, Sydney, Australia, pp. 148 - 160
    • Ross PJ;Levy JR, 2011, 'A Comparison of state investment in human capital: Argentina and Australia 1890-1960', in Stancanelli NE (ed.), Under the Southern Cross, edn. 1, Eudeba, Buenos Aires, pp. 353 - 369
    • Ross PJ, 2008, 'The Bolivian alternative for the peoples of our America (ALBA): A fresh approach to international trade as a means of development', in Chester L; Johnson M; Kriesler P (ed.), Contemporary Issues for Heterodox Economics, edn. Original, Society of Heterodox Economists, The University of New South Wales, pp. 268 - 277
    • Ross PJ, 2006, 'Political Cultures in the Andes 1750¿1950. Edited by Nils Jacobsen and Cristóbal Aljovín de Losada', in Australian Journal of Politics and History, edn. Original, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, England, pp. 511 - 512
    • Ross PJ, 2006, 'Juan the Mad. Sovereignty and Dynasty in Renaissance Europe by Betany Aram', in Renaissance Studies, edn. Original, Wiley, pp. 598 - 599
    • Ross PJ, 2006, 'Anna L Petersen, Manual A Vasquez, and Philip J Williams, eds: Christianity, Social Change, and Globalization in the Americas', in Journal of Religious History, edn. Original, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, England, pp. 260 - 262
    • Levy JR;Ross PJ, 2001, 'Peripheral relations: Australia and Latin America', in Cotton J; Ravenhill J (ed.), The National Interest in a Global Era: Australia in World Affairs 1996-2000, edn. Original, Oxford University Press, Australia, pp. 91 - 108
    • Ross PJ, 1997, 'Nicaragua without Illusions: Regime Transition and Structural Adjustment in the 1990s', in Journal of Iberian and Latin American Studies, edn. Original, pp. 127 - 128
    • Ross PJ;Levy JR, 1997, 'Latin America and APEC', in Regionalism and Sub-Regionalism in APEC, edn. Original, Monash Asia Institute, Clayton, Victoria, Aust, pp. 165 - 188

    Journal articles

    • Levy JR;Ross PJ, 2008, 'No Pain, No Gain: Taxation in Argentina and Australia 1890-1960', Ciclos: en la historia, la economia y la sociedad, vol. 33, pp. 167 - 214
    • Ross PJ;Levy JR, 2008, 'Sin Impuestos no hay politica social: los sistemas tributarios en Argentina y Australia, 1890-1960', Ciclos: en la historia, la economia y la sociedad, vol. 33/34, pp. 167 - 214
    • Ross PJ;Levy JR, 2008, 'The Limits in Argentine Provinces 1890-1940: An Analysis of Provincial Expenditures', PORTAL Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies, vol. 5
    • Ross PJ, 2007, 'The Construction of the Public Health System in Argentina 1943-1966 (Construcción del Sistema de Salud Pública en la Argentia, 1943-1955)', Electroneurobiologia, vol. 15, pp. 107 - 178
    • Ross PJ;de Losada C, 2006, 'Political cultures in the Andes 1750-1950', Australian Journal of Politics and History, vol. 52, pp. 511 - 512
    • Ross PJ, 2006, 'Christianity, social change, and globalization in the Americas', Journal of Religious History, vol. 30, pp. 260 - 262
    • Ross PJ;Levy JR, 2001, 'Neoliberalism and its Discontents: A Review of Recent Writings on the Economic, Political and Social Dilemmas of Argentina', Journal of Iberian and Latin American Studies, pp. 155 - 169

    Conference Papers

    • Ross P, 2013, 'The State of the People? Latin America in the 21st Century', in Henderson T; Barreto L (eds.), Secure Jobs in a Green Future, SEARCH Foundation, UTS Sydney, pp. 84 - 86, presented at National Left Renewal Conference, UTS Sydney, 06 - 07 April 2013, http://www.search.org.au/
    • Levy JR;Ross P, 2013, 'No pain, no gain: taxes in Argentina and Australia, 1890-1960', in Kriesler; Chester L; Johnson M (eds.), Heterodox economics and the crisis that won’t go away. Proceedings Refereed papers Presented at the 12th Conference of the Australian Society of Heterodox Economists, Society of Heterodox Economists, UNSW, Sydney, Australia, pp. 161 - 173, presented at Conference of the Australian Society of Heterodox Economists, UNSW, Sydney, Australia, 02 - 03 December 2013, http://www.asb.unsw.edu.au/research/Documents/SHE%20-%20Book%20order%20form.pdf
    • Ross PJ, 2011, 'From the ashes: The Fénix Group and the revival of heterodox economics in Argentina', in Heterodox economics: Ten years and growing stronger!, Society of Heterodox Economists, Sydney, pp. 247 - 256, presented at Australian Society of Heterodox (SHE) Economists Conference, Sydney, 01 - 01 January 2011, http://she.web.unsw.edu.au/
    • Ross PJ, 2007, 'The Houdini economy: orthodox and heterodox policies in the Argentine miracle, 2002-2007', in 6th Australian Society of Heterodox Economists Conference, 6th Australian Society of Heterodox Economists Conference, University of New South Wales, presented at 6th Australian Society of Heterodox Economists Conference, University of New South Wales, 10 - 11 December 2007
    • Ross PJ, 2006, 'The Strategy of Development from Within Venezuela`s Fifth Republic', in 5th Australian Society of Heterodox Economists Conference, 5th Australian Society of Heterodox Economists Conference, University of New South Wales, presented at 5th Australian Society of Heterodox Economists Conference, University of New South Wales, 11 - 12 December 2006

    Conference Presentations

    • Ross PJ, 2014, 'Flipping the Bird at Neoliberalism: The Political Economy of Argentina in the 21st Century', presented at AILASA, University of Sydney, 02 - 04 July 2014

Teaching

S2 2008 COMD1002: Development Studies: Poor World, Rich World
S2 2008 HIST2060/COMD2010/SPAN2428/GLST2101 (Un)Making the Third World B: The Americas
2008 Three PhD students
S1 2008 SPAN2406/EURO2411 Spain: From Loss of Empire to European Integration
S1 2007 COMD1001: Development Studies: The Emergence of Underdevelopment
2007 Two PhD Students
S2 2006 COMD1002: Development Studies: Poor World, Rich World
SPAN2425: The Americas Before Columbus
S1 2006 COMD1001: Development Studies: The Emergence of Underdevelopment
SPAN2406/EURO2411 Spain: From Loss of Empire to European Integration
2006 Three Honours Students, Two PhD Students
S2 2005 COMD1002: Development Studies: Poor World, Rich World
S1 2005 COMD1001: Development Studies: The Emergence of Underdevelopment
SPAN2406/EURO2411 Spain: From Loss of Empire to European Integration
SPAN2401: Colonising the Americas
2005 Three Honours Students, Two PhD Students
S2 2004 COMD1002: Development Studies: Poor World, Rich World
SPAN2418: Amazonia
S1 2004 COMD1001: Development Studies: The Emergence of Underdevelopment
SPAN2406/EURO2411 Spain: From Loss of Empire to European Integration
SPAN2401: Colonising the Americas
2005 Three Honours Students, Two PhD Students

Other information

PhD students successfully supervised to completion
I have successfully supervised supervised one PhD student to completion in the area of Maya studies. I am currently supervising two PhD students. I would be interested in supervising PhD students in the area of Latin American Studies.

Honours students successfully supervised to graduation
I have successfully supervised many Honours students to graduation over the course of 20 years. The majority of my students have focused their research on Spanish and Latin American History. I am intersted in supervising future honours students in the areas related to my research interests.