Factors of regional economic growth in Spain and Portugal, 1850-2008: an Economic History analysis

Factors of regional economic growth in Spain and Portugal, 1850-2008: an Economic History analysis is a project aimed at identifying and explaining the keys of the economic geography of Spain and Portugal in the long run from an economic history perspective. The main hypothesis of this project is that the current Iberian economic landscape has been the result of a previous and complex process, strongly influenced by economic geography forces and history.

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Sergio Espuelas has presented his PhD dissertation
Sergio Espuelas has successfully presented his PhD dissertation on “Inequality,democracy and the Welfare State. A comparative analysis of the determinants of social spending in Spain (1850-2005)”, supervised by Alfonso Herranz. The members of the thesis committee were Dr. Pedro Lains (Instituto de Ciências Sociais – Universidade de Lisboa), Dr. Javier Silvestre (Universidad de Zaragoza) and Dr. Jordi Domènech (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid).
Los orígenes del Estado del Bienestar en España, 1900-1945: los seguros de accidentes, vejez, desempleo y enfermedadAward
This book, in which Alfonso Herranz, Margarita Vilar, Alex Elu and Sergio Espuelas take part, has been awarded by UNE (Union of Spanish Universities Publishers) for best monograph in the areas of Economic and Legal Sciences. The jury highlighted "the opportunity to focus on the study of the origins of social security that lead to better understanding of the usefulness and importance of social policy in creating the current welfare state."
Los orígenes del Estado del Bienestar en España, 1900-1945: los seguros de accidentes, vejez, desempleo y enfermedadNew publication with the contributions of Alfonso Herranz, Margarita Vilar, Alexander Elu and Sergio Espuelas
This book analyzes the origins of the modern welfare state during the early decades of the 20th century, when the former social insurances were established in Spain. After a theoretical-historical introduction about the welfare state, the book analyzes the impact of the main social insurances (workmen’s compensation, old-age pensions, sickness, and unemployment). It contains contributions from several members of this research project. Alfonso Herranz analyzes the international spreading of social insurances before 1945. Margarita Vilar studies the forms of social protection prior to the social insurances. Alex Elu analyzes old-age pensions during the period before the Spanish Civil War. Finally, Sergio Espuelas analyzes the impact of the unemployment insurance during the Spanish Second Republic era.

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Julio Martínez Galarraga has presented his PhD dissertation
Julio Martínez Galarraga has successfully presented his PhD dissertation on “Market integration and regional inequality in Spain, 1860-1930”, supervised by Daniel A. Tirado Fabregat. The members of the thesis committee were Dr Erik Buyst (Univ. Leuven), Dr Elisenda Paluzie (UB) and Dr Joan Ramon Rosés (Univ. Carlos III de Madrid).
Infraestructuras y crecimiento económico en España, 1850-1935Award
Alfonso Herranz Loncán’s book Infraestructuras y crecimiento económico en España, 1850-1935 has been awarded the Jaume Vicens Vives Prize of the Spanish Economic History Association to the best book of economic history of Spain and Latin America published in 2008-2009, ex-aqueo with Javier Moreno.
Infraestructuras y crecimiento económico en España, 1850-1935
New publication
New publication: Martínez Galarraga, J.; Rosés, J.R. and Tirado, D.A., “The upswing of regional income inequality in Spain (1860-1930)”, Explorations in Economic History, 47(2), 2010, pp. 244-257.
The upswing of regional income inequality in Spain (1860-1930)

 

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