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Sources of growth: Politics and Institutions in the light of historical experience

Group head:
Carlos Álvarez Nogal

Lines of research

  • Sources of Spanish economic growth between 1500 and 1800 in a European perspective.
  • Historical international comparisons of per capita GDP and of human development
  • Sources of long-term growth in OECD countries since 1850.
  • Economic freedom.
  • Growth and welfare in Europe and countries of European origin since 1850.
  • Finances and currency in Spain since 1500.
  • International bank and financial integration in the 19th and 20th centuries.
  • A comparative perspective of development and integration of Western European capital markets in the 19th and 20th centuries.
  • Institutional economic history of European agriculture in the 19th and 20th centuries.
  • Agrarian organisation and economic development in the 19th and 20th centuries.
  • The European wine market since 1850.
  • Factor market, income and price of land.
  • National and international migration in the 19th and 20th centuries.
  • Technological change and transfer of technology in heavy industry.
  • Industrial location.
  • Regional and industrial economy in Spain within the context of Europe.
  • Economic causes of armed conflicts (Spanish Civil War).

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  • Alvarez Nogal, Carlos
  • Cachero Vinuesa, Monserrat
  • Calvo González, Oscar
  • Prados de la Escosura, Leandro
  • Roses Vendoiro, Juan Ramón
  • Sánchez Alfonso, Blanca
  • Santiago Caballero, Carlos
  • Sanz Villarroya, Isabel
  • Simpson , James
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