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Growth Recurring in Preindustrial Spain: Half a Millennium Perspective
Research in economic history has lately challenged the Malthusian depiction of preindustrial European economies, highlighting ‘efflorescences’, ‘Smithian’ and ‘growth recurring’ episodes. Do these
Spanish Agriculture in the Little Divergence
This paper explores the role of agriculture in Spain's contribution to the little divergence in Europe. On the basis of tithes, long-run trends in agricultural output are drawn. After a long period
Domestic migrations in Spain during its first industrialisation, 1840s–1870s
Using an original microeconomic database with information for around 200,000 individuals, this paper creates new estimates of internal migrations in Spain in a key moment of its economic history. Our
Tithe Series and Grain Production in Central Spain, 1700–18001
Abstract The following paper presents the original tithe series for the province of Guadalajara in central Spain. The new series contribute to recent debates on pre-modern economic growth, thus
Growth recurring in preindustrial Spain?
Research in economic history has challenged a strict Malthusian depiction of preindustrial European economies, highlighting ‘efflorescences’, ‘Smithian’ and ‘growth recurring’ episodes. Do these
The Napoleonic Wars: A Watershed in Spanish History?
The Napoleonic Wars had dramatic consequences for Spain's economy. The Peninsular War had higher demographic impact than any other military conflict, including civil wars, in the modern era. Farmers
TRAPPED BY NATURE: PROVINCIAL GRAIN YIELDS IN SPAIN IN THE MID 18TH CENTURY*
ABSTRACT This paper estimates original yields for five grains in thirty-three provinces of Spain in the mid-18th century. We observe a strong heterogeneity between the provinces with yields being
The Rain in Spain? Climate versus urban demand as causes of agricultural stagnation in eighteenth-century Spain
From an extensive data set of wheat yields at municipal level in mid-eighteenth-century Spain, a detailed statistical analysis indicates that the differences in wheat yields were mainly a consequence
Explaining wheat yields in eighteenth-century Spain
From an extensive dataset of wheat yields at municipal level in mid eighteenth-century Spain, a detailed statistical analysis indicates that the differences in wheat yields were mainly a consequence
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