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Railways and Spanish economic growth in the late 19th century

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The object of this thesis is to examine the contribution of Spanish railways to accelerated economic growth in the period. 1855-1913. Although it has not been estimated, there is reason to believe that there was some growth in the period before the 20th century but, from all accounts, it was constrained by an inefficient, highly seasonal and costly road transportation system.

The contribution of railways will be assessed in three ways, First, by estimating the cost of the non-const...

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Publication date:
1981
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Source identifiers:
602337273
Language:
English
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2013-01-21

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