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Editor: Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Departamento de Historia Económica e InstitucionesUniversidad Carlos III de Madrid. Instituto Figuerola de Historia Económica

Issued date: 2007-03

Serie-No.: Working papers in Economic History07-06

Keywords: Preindustrial Spain , Europe , Urbanization , Agriculture , Retardation

Rights: Atribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas 3.0 España

Abstract:This paper investigates when did retardation begin in Spain and examines theevidence on economic performance over three centuries. In contrast to earlierestimates that focus almost exclusively on Castilian agriculture we look attrends in urbanization as a mThis paper investigates when did retardation begin in Spain and examines theevidence on economic performance over three centuries. In contrast to earlierestimates that focus almost exclusively on Castilian agriculture we look attrends in urbanization as a measure of economic activity outside agriculture andconstruct new measures of agricultural and total output at regional and nationallevels. We find distinctive long-run behaviour across Spanish regions that rejectthe identification between Castile and Spain. We also provide new outputestimates for six Western European countries that allow placing Spanishperformance in comparative perspective. Two main findings are highlighted. Atthe time of her imperial expansion Spain appears to have a relatively affluentnation and, by the late sixteenth century, her income per head was only belowthe Low Countries’ and Italy’s. The roots of Spanish retardation lie in theseventeenth century and deepened during the early nineteenth century.+-





Author: Álvarez Nogal, Carlos; Prados de la Escosura, Leandro

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Universidad Carlos III de Madrid Repositorio institucional e-Archivo http:--e-archivo.uc3m.es Instituto Figuerola de Historia y Ciencias Sociales IFCS - Working Papers in Economic History.WH 2007-03 Searching for the roots of retardation : Spain in European perspective, 1500-1850 Álvarez Nogal, Carlos http:--hdl.handle.net-10016-642 Descargado de e-Archivo, repositorio institucional de la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III DE MADRID Working Papers in Economic History March 2007 WP 07-06 Searching for the Roots of Retardation: Spain in European Perspective, 1500-1850 Carlos Álvarez Nogal y Leandro Prados de la Escosura Abstract This paper investigates when did retardation begin in Spain and examines the evidence on economic performance over three centuries.
In contrast to earlier estimates that focus almost exclusively on Castilian agriculture we look at trends in urbanization as a measure of economic activity outside agriculture and construct new measures of agricultural and total output at regional and national levels.
We find distinctive long-run behaviour across Spanish regions that reject the identification between Castile and Spain.
We also provide new output estimates for six Western European countries that allow placing Spanish performance in comparative perspective.
Two main findings are highlighted.
At the time of her imperial expansion Spain appears to have a relatively affluent nation and, by the late sixteenth century, her income per head was only below the Low Countries’ and Italy’s.
The roots of Spanish retardation lie in the seventeenth century and deepened during the early nineteenth century. Keywords: Preindustrial Spain, Europe, Urbanization, Agriculture, Retardation. JEL Classification: O47, N13, N93 D31 Carlos Alvarez Nogal: Departamento de Historia Económica e Instituciones, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, C-Madrid 126, 28903 Getafe, Spain. Email: canogal@uc3m.es http:--www.uc3m.es-uc3m-dpto-HISEC-profeso...





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