The Economic History of Nuclear Energy in Spain

Governance, Business and Finance

  • M.d.Mar Rubio-Varas
  • Joseba De la Torre

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Economic History book series (PEHS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxix
  2. M. d. Mar Rubio-Varas, Joseba De la Torre
    Pages 1-32
  3. Josean Garrués-Irurzun, Juan A. Rubio-Mondéjar
    Pages 67-96
  4. M. d. Mar Rubio-Varas, Joseba De la Torre
    Pages 119-153
  5. Beatriz Muñoz-Delgado, M. d. Mar Rubio-Varas
    Pages 217-248
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 249-296

About this book


This book analyses the economic history of the nuclear program in Spain, from its inception in the 1950s to the nuclear moratorium in the early 1980s, and investigates the economic, financial and business origins of atomic energy in Spain. The actual dimension of the Spanish nuclear sector, which exceeded the relative economic and political clout of the country at the time, reflects the combination of domestic and foreign interests. Each contribution inserts the Spanish case within the international development of nuclear energy, but also shows how the Spanish nuclear program came about, how it was financed, and who the main architects and beneficiaries at the industrial, financial, commercial and banking levels were; all without losing sight of the energy policy aspects such as energy mix and energy security. The volume provides useful analysis and sources for a variety of core fields across the social sciences including economic history of post-war Europe, industrial and energy policy, international relations and history of technology.


Spanish electric-banking oligopoly Human capital formation Energy planning Dictatorship Domestic relations and international development Market competition Utilities Economic rationality Political science Nuclear Energy

Editors and affiliations

  • M.d.Mar Rubio-Varas
    • 1
  • Joseba De la Torre
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of EconomicsUniversidad Pública de NavarraPamplonaSpain
  2. 2.Department of EconomicsUniversidad Pública de NavarraPamplonaSpain

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