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International Comparisons of Real Product, 1820–1990: An Alternative Data Set☆
Abstract In this paper a new set of current price estimates of per capita income, adjusted for each currency's purchasing power, is presented for a sample of mainly OECD countries during more than
Inequality, poverty and the Kuznets curve in Spain, 1850-2000
Economic rather than political forces appear to dominate inequality trends in Spain. Inequality evolution fits a Kuznets curve. Wars increased inequality but had non-permanent effects, while
Lost Decades? Economic Performance in Post-Independence Latin America*
  • L. Escosura
  • Political Science
    Journal of Latin American Studies
  • 1 May 2009
Abstract In this paper the economic performance of post-independence Latin America is assessed in comparative perspective. The release from the colonial fiscal burden was partly offset by higher
Growth, inequality, and poverty in Latin America: historical evidence, controlled conjectures
How have growth and inequality affected poverty reduction in Latin America over the long run? On the basis of the available evidence on growth and inequality tentative answers and conjectures are
Spanish Economic Growth, 1850–2015
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Growth and structural change in Spain, 1850–2000: a european perspective+*
  • L. Escosura
  • Economics
    Revista de Historia Económica / Journal of…
  • 2007
Resumen En este ensayo se examina el progreso económico a largo plazo de la España contemporánea y se sitúa en perspectiva europea. En siglo y medio, la renta per capita aumentó quince veces. Tres
Capital accumulation in the long run: The case of Spain, 1850–2000
New series of Spain's capital stock and input are provided for the last one and a half centuries for the first time. Capital stock and input grew at average rates of 3.5 and 3.7 percent per year,
Spain’s international position, 1850-1913*,†
  • L. Escosura
  • Economics
    Revista de Historia Económica / Journal of…
  • 1 March 2010
Abstract Spain’s financial position during the late 19th and early 20th centuries has usually been presented as one of persistent deficit on current account, which resulted from her integration into
Improving Human Development: A Long-Run View
The pessimistic flavour of the Human Development Reports appears to be in contradiction with their own numbers as developing countries fare comparatively better in human development than in per