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Regional industrialisation without national growth: The Catalan industrialization and the growth of Spanish economy (1830-1861)
Rosés, Joan Ramon
Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Departament d'Economia i Empresa
This paper has two main objectives. First, it provides a stylised descriptionof the Catalan industrial path of the period 1830-1861. Second, it reviewsthe evolution of the Catalan industry in the Spanish context and, thus, canserve to describe the relative importance of the Catalan industrialexperience. Consequently, it is mainly devoted to computing and analysing thegrowth rates of Catalan industries during the early phase of industrialisation.The results show that Catalonia experienced a true process ofindustrialisation during the period 1830 to 1861, but that its contributionin rapid increase in Spanish GDP was relatively small.
2005-09-15
Economic and Business History
industrial production
regional divergence
divisia indices
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