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Title: Railroad Impact in Backward Economies: Spain, 1850-1913
Author: Herranz Loncán, Alfonso
Keywords: Ferrocarrils
Història econòmica
Política ferroviària
Política de transports
Infraestructures (Transport)
Economic history
Railroads and state
Transportation and state
Transportation buildings
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: Economic History Association
Abstract: This article reassesses the economic impact of Spanish railroads in 1850-1913, which has been usually considered to be substantially higher than in the most developed countries on the basis of the social saving methodology. The application of growth accounting techniques shows, by contrast, that the direct contribution of railroads to economic growth was lower in Spain than in the UK, mainly due to the low importance that railroad transport had within Spanish GDP before 1913.
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It is part of: Journal of Economic History, 2006, vol. 66, num. 4, p. 853-881
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ISSN: 0022-0507
Appears in Collections:Articles publicats en revistes (Història Econòmica, Institucions, Política i Economia Mundial)

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