The Spanish economic backwardness in the European mirror (1813-1914)

Authors

  • Elena San Román Universidad Complutense de Madrid

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1344/rhi.v19i43.20711

Keywords:

Spanish Motor Industry, Economic Policy, State Intervention, Japanese Motor Industry

Abstract

In the automotive industry, State performance is one of the factors behind the backwardness of Spain at the time of joining the mass production. In other countries, such as Japan, the intervention of the authorities was vital in the early stages of this industry. However, in Spain neither fiscal policy, nor the tariff and the legal mesures to promote productions contributed significantly to create a comparative advantage in car manufacturing before 1936. This paper analyzes the performance of the Spanish state using the Japanese case as a reference.

Published

2017-12-14

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Section

Articles