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Historical Turning Points in Spanish Economic Growth and Development, 1808–2008

  • Concha Betrán
  • Maria A. Pons
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Part of the Palgrave Studies in Economic History book series (PEHS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Concha Betrán, María A. Pons
    Pages 1-13
  3. Pablo Martín-Aceña, Inés Roldán de Montaud
    Pages 53-88
  4. Elena Martínez-Ruiz, María A. Pons
    Pages 123-158
  5. Joaquim Cuevas, María A. Pons
    Pages 159-194
  6. Jose Ignacio Conde-Ruiz, Elena Martínez-Ruiz
    Pages 195-230
  7. Concha Betrán, María A. Pons
    Pages 231-253
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 255-267

About this book

Introduction

This book analyses the main historical turning points in the Spanish economy and the related challenges it faced. It focuses on six turning points that changed the direction of the Spanish economy, and identifies the economic, social or political origin of these watersheds.  It also compares the Spanish trajectory with the international one, exploring the macroeconomic context in which these turning points happened, as well as the external and internal constraints on domestic political choices for a small country like Spain. The book focuses on how Spain faced up to each turning point, the reforms that were implemented, the differences between the Spanish response and that of other countries, the results of the policies enacted and what problems were not tackled. This is an interesting and unique perspective as most of the turning points in economic history are generally studies from the viewpoint of core countries such as the UK, US or Germany.  The ultimate objective is to learn useful lessons from Spanish economic history in order to better face future turning points.

Keywords

Spanish economy Napoleonic Wars “Fin de siècle” crisis Great Depression Stabilization Plan Great Recession in Spain

Editors and affiliations

  • Concha Betrán
    • 1
  • Maria A. Pons
    • 2
  1. 1.University of ValenciaValenciaSpain
  2. 2.University of ValenciaValenciaSpain

About the editors

Concha Betrán is a Professor in the Economic Analysis Department at the University of Valencia, Spain. Her research interests are in economic history and different aspects related to industrialization (productivity and industrial location), globalization (inequality, trade) and financial crises.

Maria A Pons is Associate Professor in the Economic Analysis Department at the University of Valencia, Spain. Her area of specialization is economic history, with special emphasis on monetary and banking history, financial crises and globalisation.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Historical Turning Points in Spanish Economic Growth and Development, 1808–2008
  • Editors Concha Betrán
    Maria A. Pons
  • Series Title Palgrave Studies in Economic History
  • Series Abbreviated Title Palgrave Studies in Economic History
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-40910-4
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance Economics and Finance (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-40909-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-40912-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-40910-4
  • Series ISSN 2662-6497
  • Series E-ISSN 2662-6500
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 267
  • Number of Illustrations 22 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Economic History
    Economic Growth
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