The Political Economy of Contemporary Spain

The Political Economy of Contemporary Spain
Author: Luis Buendía,Ricardo Molero-Simarro
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2018-02-05
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781351394895

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The so-called ‘Spanish miracle’, beginning in the mid-1990s, eventually became a nightmare for the majority of the population, culminating in the present-day economic and political crisis. This book explores the main features of the Spanish political-economic model during both the growth and crisis periods. Analyzing the causes and consequences of the continuing economic crisis in Spain, this book delves into five analytical axes: the evolution of the growth model; the role of Spain in the international division of labor; the financial sector and its influence on the rest of the economy; changes in the labor market; and the distributional consequences of both the expansive phase and the later crisis. Furthermore, contributors examine the formation of a triangle of actors (the government sector, building sector, and financial capital) that shaped the Spanish growth model, together with the effects of Spain’s membership in the Economic and Monetary Union. Also considering ecological problems, gender issues, and the immigration question, this book challenges the alleged recovery of living conditions during recent years, as well as the explanation of the crisis as the result of irrational behaviors or the greedy nature of certain actors. The Political Economy of Contemporary Spain provides a coherent explanation of the Spanish economic crisis based on a pluralistic approach, while proposing several measures that could contribute to a transformation of Spain’s economic and social models.

Spanish Economic Growth 1850 2015

Spanish Economic Growth  1850   2015
Author: Leandro Prados de la Escosura
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 383
Release: 2017-09-04
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9783319580425

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This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. This text offers a comprehensive and nuanced view of the economic development of Spain since 1850. It provides a new set of historical GDP estimates for Spain from the demand and supply sides, and presents a reconstruction of production and expenditure series for the century prior to the introduction of modern national accounts. The author splices available national accounts sets over the period 1958–2015 through interpolation, as an alternative to conventional retropolation. The resulting national accounts series are linked to the historical estimates providing yearly series for GDP and its components since 1850. On the basis of new population estimates, the author derives GDP per head, decomposed into labour productivity and the amount of work per person, and placed into international perspective. With theoretical reasoning and historiographical implications, Prados de la Escosura provides a useful methodological reference work for anyone interested in national accounting. Open Access has been made possible thanks to Fundación Rafael del Pino's generous support. You can find the full dataset here: ‘This book stands among the classics for the Kuznetian paradigm in empirical economics. This is the definitive study of Spain's transition to a modern economy.’ —Patrick Karl O'Brien, Emeritus Fellow at St. Antony’s College, the University of Oxford, UK, and Professor Emeritus of Global Economic History at the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK ‘The definitive account of Spanish economic growth since 1850, based firmly on a magisterial reconstruction of that country’s national accounts and an unrivalled knowledge of both Spanish and global economic history of the period.’ —Stephen Broadberry, Professor of Economic History at Nuffield College, the University of Oxford, UK

Between Empire and Globalization

Between Empire and Globalization
Author: Albert Carreras,Xavier Tafunell
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 342
Release: 2021-02-22
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9783030605049

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This book provides a rigorously chronological journey through the economic history of modern Spain, always with an eye opened to what happens in the international economy and a focus on economic policy making and institutional change. It shows the central theme of the Spanish economy from the late 18th century to the early 21st century is the painful transformation from being a major imperial power to a small nation and later a member of the European Community and a player in a globalized economy. It looks in detail at two major issues - economic growth and convergence or divergence to the Western European pattern- and the permanent tension between the two when assessing historical experience since the industrial revolution. This book proposes new visions of the economic past of Spain and provides comparisons over time and space, which will be of interest to academics and students of economic history, European economic history and more specifically Spanish economic history.

OECD Economic Surveys Spain 2021

OECD Economic Surveys  Spain 2021
Author: OECD
Publsiher: OECD Publishing
Total Pages: 124
Release: 2021-05-27
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9789264555808

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The Spanish economy entered a deep recession in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A strong government response has protected jobs and firms. However, the crisis has exacerbated long-standing structural challenges, such as high unemployment, inequalities and regional disparities.

Varieties of Capitalism in Spain

Varieties of Capitalism in Spain
Author: Sebastián Royo
Publsiher: Palgrave Macmillan
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2008-04-15
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 1403964122

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Is globalization forcing "non-coordinated market economies," such as Chile, Mexico, Spain, and Portugal, to converge on an Anglo-American model? What explains national differences in social and economic policies? While theories of comparative economic advantage have dominated discussions of international trade, this book seeks to build on the hypotheses generated by the recent literature on "varieties of capitalism" to demonstrate the impact that institutions have on the national economic policy patterns of these countries.

Growth and Crisis in the Spanish Economy 1940 1993

Growth and Crisis in the Spanish Economy  1940 1993
Author: Sima Lieberman
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2005-06-23
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781134803910

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Appraises the turbulent development of the Spanish economy over the last fifty years and places current economic problems in their historical context. The author examines the economic, political and social problems inherited from the Franco era and their evolution into the present. The book includes: * a detailed discussion of economic development under Franco, including the boom years of the 1960s followed by the decline of the early 1970s; *an analysis of the decade of economic crisis which only ended in 1985; *an evaluation of the economic successes achieved by the Gonzalez government during the second half of the 1980s; *an analysis of why, despite serious attempts to revitalize the industrial sector, Spain still has one of the highest levels of unemployment in the OECD.

The Internationalization of the Spanish Economy

The Internationalization of the Spanish Economy
Author: William Chislett
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 203
Release: 2002
Genre: Spain
ISBN: STANFORD:36105119808124

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Silver Trade and War

Silver  Trade  and War
Author: Stanley J. Stein,Barbara H. Stein
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 382
Release: 2000-04-21
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 0801861357

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Silver, Trade, and War is about men and markets, national rivalries, diplomacy and conflict, and the advancement or stagnation of states. Chosen by Choice Magazine as an Outstanding Academic Title The 250 years covered by Silver, Trade, and War marked the era of commercial capitalism, that bridge between late medieval and modern times. Spain, peripheral to western Europe in 1500, produced American treasure in silver, which Spanish convoys bore from Portobelo and Veracruz on the Carribbean coast across the Atlantic to Spain in exchange for European goods shipped from Sevilla (later, Cadiz). Spanish colonialism, the authors suggest, was the cutting edge of the early global economy. America's silver permitted Spain to graft early capitalistic elements onto its late medieval structures, reinforcing its patrimonialism and dynasticism. However, the authors argue, silver gave Spain an illusion of wealth, security, and hegemony, while its system of "managed" transatlantic trade failed to monitor silver flows that were beyond the control of government officials. While Spain's intervention buttressed Hapsburg efforts at hegemony in Europe, it induced the formation of protonationalist state formations, notably in England and France. The treaty of Utrecht (1714) emphasized the lag between developing England and France, and stagnating Spain, and the persistence of Spain's late medieval structures. These were basic elements of what the authors term Spain's Hapsburg "legacy." Over the first half of the eighteenth century, Spain under the Bourbons tried to contain expansionist France and England in the Caribbean and to formulate and implement policies competitors seemed to apply successfully to their overseas possessions, namely, a colonial compact. Spain's policy planners (proyectistas) scanned abroad for models of modernization adaptable to Spain and its American colonies without risking institutional change. The second part of the book, "Toward a Spanish-Bourbon Paradigm," analyzes the projectors' works and their minimal impact in the context of the changing Atlantic scene until 1759. By then, despite its efforts, Spain could no longer compete successfully with England and France in the international economy. Throughout the book a colonial rather than metropolitan prism informs the authors' interpretation of the major themes examined.