The Spanish 1898 disaster: the drift towards national-protectionism
AbstractAn econometric analysis of Spanish aggregate and sectoral data reveals that the loss of the last colonial possessions in 1898 was not, in fact an economic disaster of the catastrophic proportions sorne traditional historians had held. Both at the aggregate level and in the sectors most directly involved in the colonial trade, the events of 1898 were not a specially relevant watershed. However, the nationalistic sentiment, and the climate of public opinion created by the defeat in the 1898 Spanish-American War induced a favorable institutional framework for the adoption of autarkic measures, especially high tariffs. This produced in subsequent years a progressive separation of the Spanish economy from international markets. This indirect and institutional effect, rather than the direct loss from the war itself, was the real economic disaster of 1898.
Download InfoIf you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Universidad Carlos III, Departamento de Historia Económica e Instituciones in its series Working Papers in Economic History with number wh980301.
Date of creation: Jan 1998
Date of revision:
Contact details of provider:
Postal: Campus de Getafe, C/ Madrid, 126, 28903 GETAFE (MADRID)
Phone: +34-91 624 9809
Fax: +34-91 624 9574
Web page: http://www.uc3m.es/uc3m/dpto/HISEC/01presentacion.html
More information through EDIRC
Colonial trade; Colonialism; Economic nationalism; Autarky; Tariffs; Lobbies;
Other versions of this item:
- Fraile, Pedro & Escribano, Alvaro, 1998. "The Spanish 1898 Disaster: The Drift towards Natonal-Protectionism," Revista de Historia Económica, Cambridge University Press, vol. 16(01), pages 265-290, March.
Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:
- Prados de la Escosura, Leandro, . "Spain´s gross domestic product, 1850-1993: Qoantitative conjectures.. Appendix," Open Access publications from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid info:hdl:10016/3898, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.
- Antonio Tena Junguito, 2006.
"Tariff History Lessons from the European Periphery. Protection Intensity and the Infant Industry Argument in Spain and Italy 1870-1930,"
Working Papers in Economic History
wp06-08, Universidad Carlos III, Departamento de Historia Económica e Instituciones.
- Antonio Tena Junguito, 2010. "Tariff History Lessons from the European Periphery. Protection Intensity and the Infant Industry Argument in Spain and Italy 1870-1930," Historical Social Research (Section 'Cliometrics'), Association Française de Cliométrie (AFC), vol. 35(1), pages 340-363.
- Tena Junguito, Antonio, . "Tariff history lessons from the European periphery. protection intensity and the infant industry argument in Spain and Italy 1870-1930.," Open Access publications from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid info:hdl:10016/440, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.
- de la Escosura, Leandro Prados, 2007.
"Growth and structural change in Spain, 1850–2000: a european perspective,"
Revista de Historia Económica,
Cambridge University Press, vol. 25(01), pages 147-181, January.
- Prados de la Escosura, Leandro, 2007. "Growth and Structural Change in Spain, 1850-2000: A European Perspective," Open Access publications from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid info:hdl:10016/14972, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: ().
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.