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Renfe’s contribution to Spain’s economic growth between 1950 and 2000: sn initial estimation

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  • Muñoz, Miguel

    () (Departamento de Análisis Económico (Teoría e Historia Económica). Universidad Autónoma de Madrid y Fundación de los Ferrocarriles Españoles)

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The purpose of the article is to make a first appraisal of the contribution of the railway of Iberian gauge (Renfe) to the economic development experienced by the Spanish society throughout the second half of the 20th century. The text examine in the first place the benefits obtained by the different economic segments as a result of the rail-specific demand, and then proceeds to evaluate it in order to obtain its relative weight within the national economy. In the second section the same process is applied to the forward linkages, or effects on the economy of the availability of a more efficient transportation system.

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  • Muñoz, Miguel, 2004. "Renfe’s contribution to Spain’s economic growth between 1950 and 2000: sn initial estimation," Working Papers in Economic History 2007/01, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain), Department of Economic Analysis (Economic Theory and Economic History).
  • Handle: RePEc:uam:wpapeh:200701
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    Keywords

    Economic History; Public Railway; RENFE; Railway History.;

    JEL classification:

    • N74 - Economic History - - Economic History: Transport, International and Domestic Trade, Energy, and Other Services - - - Europe: 1913-
    • H10 - Public Economics - - Structure and Scope of Government - - - General
    • L32 - Industrial Organization - - Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise - - - Public Enterprises; Public-Private Enterprises
    • L92 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities - - - Railroads and Other Surface Transportation

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