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The Industrial Take Off And The Refocusing Of The Land Transport System In Spain, 1940-1975


  • Barreiro Gil, Manuel Jaime


The lack of mobility of the system of terrestrial transport is one of the most characteristic signs of the economic backwardness. Maybe because of that economists and spanish politicians of the XIX century concentrated good part of their efforts on breaking it, mainly with the layout of the railroad. However, their definitive transformation doesn’t take place, as it was expected, until the structural conditions of the own backwardness are broken. It happens already during the second half of the XX century, inside of the industrial take off of Spain and by means of a new way of terrestrial transport: the automobile.

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  • Barreiro Gil, Manuel Jaime, 2009. "The Industrial Take Off And The Refocusing Of The Land Transport System In Spain, 1940-1975," Revista Galega de Economía, University of Santiago de Compostela. Faculty of Economics and Business., vol. 18(1).
  • Handle: RePEc:sdo:regaec:v:18:y:2009:i:1_6

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