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Introduction

  • Alfonso Díez-Minguela
  • Julio Martinez-Galarraga
  • Daniel A. Tirado-Fabregat
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Part of the Palgrave Studies in Economic History book series (PEHS)

Abstract

Why is it important to study regional economic inequality? How does economics explain the existence of regional inequalities? How do we expect regional inequality to evolve in the course of economic development processes? How has regional economic inequality really evolved over the last 30 years? And in the long term? This introductory chapter presents a short approach to these issues and then introduces the main research questions that will be dealt with throughout the book in order to provide an in-depth study of how regional inequality has evolved over the entire trajectory of economic development in Spain, that is, since the mid-nineteenth century until today.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alfonso Díez-Minguela
    • 1
  • Julio Martinez-Galarraga
    • 1
  • Daniel A. Tirado-Fabregat
    • 1
  1. 1.University of ValènciaValènciaSpain

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