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Title: The Spatial Distribution of Spanish Transport Infrastructure between 1860 and 1930
Author: Herranz Loncán, Alfonso
Keywords: Política de transports
Xarxes de comunicacions
Infraestructures (Transport)
Transportation and state
Communication networks
Transportation buildings
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Abstract: The origin of Spanish regional economic divergence can be traced back at least until the seventeenth century, although its full definition took place during industrialisation. Historians have often included uneven regional infrastructure endowments among the factors that explain divergence among Spanish regions, although no systematic analysis of the spatial distribution of Spanish infrastructure and its determinants has been carried out so far. This paper aims at filling that gap, by offering a description of the regional distribution of the main Spanish transport infrastructure between the middle of the nineteenth century and the Civil War. In addition, it estimates a panel data model to search into the main reasons that explain the differences among the Spanish regional endowments of railways and roads during that period. The outcomes of that analysis indicate that both institutional factors and the physical characteristics of each area had a strong influence on the distribution of transport infrastructure among the Spanish regions.
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It is part of: Annals of Regional Science, 2007, vol. 41, num. 1, p. 189-208
ISSN: 0570-1864
Appears in Collections:Articles publicats en revistes (Història Econòmica, Institucions, Política i Economia Mundial)

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