Public University of Navarre



Academic year: 2017/2018 | Previous academic years:  2016/2017  |  2015/2016  |  2014/2015  |  2013/2014 
International Double Bachelor's degree in Economics, Management and Business Administration
Course code: 176704 Subject title: ECONOMIC HISTORY II
Credits: 6 Type of subject: Mandatory Year: 4 Period: 1º S
Department: Economics
Lecturers
DE LA TORRE CAMPO, JOSEBA (Resp) RUBIO VARAS, MARIA DEL MAR

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Module/Subject matter

Economic History and Institutions.

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Descriptors

The objective of this course is Spanish Economic History. It examines the causes that determined the pace of the Spanish economic growth and development over the long run. For a long time the scholars (economist, historians, economic historians) portrayed an exceedingly pessimistic view of the Spanish historical economic record. In their view, the Spanish economic history was that of a failure, especially when contrasted with the advances made by Central and Western European countries. More recently however, new studies offer more accurate data and explanations for such growth and the structural changes involved, all of which reshape slightly our way of thinking about the relative position of Spain in the European process of economic, political and social modernization over the last two centuries. The long run is part of the approach of this course, but it also has a comparative nature. Both are needed in order to examine the sources of growth and the frameworks within which the Spanish economy converged to or diverged from the European economies and their patterns of development.

World Economic History 1750-2000s is a must (that is Economic History I).
Basic Macroeconomics, Public Economics, International Economics and Applied Economics would be useful.

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General proficiencies

Generic skills that students should acquire in this course are:

CG03. Oral and written communication in the native language

CG05. Skills related to field of study

CG06. Ability to analyze and search for information from different sources

CG09. Ability to work in team

CG10. Teamwork interdisciplinary

CG12. Skill in personal relationships

CG13. Ability to work in diverse and multicultural environments

CG14. Critical thinking ability

CG18. Ability to adapt to new situations

CG22. Concern for quality

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Specific proficiencies

Specific skills that students should acquire in this course are:

CE01.Entender economic institutions and implementing resulting theoretical or formal representations of how the economy works

CE02. Identify sources of economic information and content

CE05. Issue advisory reports on situations of the economy (international, national or regional) or sections of the same

CEO9. Provide rationality to the analysis and description of any aspect of the economic

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Learning outcomes

The principal learning outcome of Economic History subjects within the degrees of Economics and Business Administration is the "understanding of the national and international economic reality, productive sectors, public sector, economic institutions and the evolution of all of them". In  Economic History II (Economic History of Spain)

 

Learning outcomes Course contents  Formative Activities Evaluation instrument
The evolution of the Spanish economy since the end of the Modern Age to Globalization Sylabus as a whole  A1,A2, A4, A5,A6  E5, E3, E4, E1
Identify economic reality in its temporal context of the Industrial Revolution to the EU integration  T2,T3, T5,T7, T10  A1, A2  E5, E3, E4, E1
Assess the contribution of institutional factors to economic growth and changes in the economy  Sylabus as a whole  A1, A2, A3  E5, E3, E4, E1
 Understanding the historical background of the management of production systems, labor, investment, financing, marketing and innovation  Sylabus as a whole  A1, A2, A3, A4, A5  E5, E3, E4, E1
 Determinar los mecanismos de las políticas económicas aplicadas en cada etapa, en especial en las fases de cierre y apertura al mercado exterior T5,T7,T9,T10  A1, A2, A3, A4, A5  E5, E3, E4, E1
 Reconstruct the transformations and interactions of the productive sectors  T2,T3,T5,T6,T7,T10  A1, A2, A5, A6  E5, E3, E4, E1
 Evaluate the role of the public sector in the development of the economy and company  T6,T8,T9,T10  A1, A2, A5  E5, E3, E4, E1
 Compare the performance of economic institutions and their evolution: democracy and dictatorship  Sylabus as a whole  A2, A4, A5  E5, E3, E4, E1
 Interpret the national and international economic reality  T6,T7,T8,T9, T10  A1, A2, A6  E5, E3, E4, E1

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Methodology

The course is very intensive in continuous evaluation. There are proposed activities in every lecture, for every workshop/seminar, and pre-workshop activities too. There will be plenty of teamwork but also individual activities.  

Methodology - Activity hours in class Outside the classroom
A-1 Theoretical clasesses 30 10
A-2 Workshops, seminars 28 20
A-3 Group tutorials   10
A-4 Elaboration tasks and exercises   10
A-5 Reading materials   15
A-6 Individual study   20
A-7 Exams and other evaluation tasks  02 01
A-8 Individual tutoring   04
Total 60 90

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Relationship between formative activities and proficiencies

The course has both lectures and workshops. In the former the professor makes most of (but not all) the talking. In the latter, the students have to do the work: calculate, read, write, ask and answer questions, provoke, discuss, present, etc. Class slides available at Mi Aulario. Texbook. Videos. Historical documents.

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Languages

The course is taugh in English although some materials may be delivered in Spanish

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Evaluation

Learning outcomes Evaluation method weight (%) Recoverable
R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, R7, R8, R9 E1 final exam 40 yes
R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, R7, R8, R9, R10 E2 workshops 40 20% in the extraordinary
R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, R7, R8, R9, R10 E3 class activities 10 No
R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, R7, R8, R9 E4 unit tests 10 No

60% continous evaluation (classes 10%, tests, workshops)

40% final exam (there may be minimun requirements to enter the final exam, and minimun requirements to add up all the parts)

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Contents

1st part: Introduction
Unit 1.- Overview and long term trends: spanish growth and development over the 19th and 20th centuries
Unit 2.- The heritage of the eighteenth century: the spanish economy within late feudalism (16th through 18th centuries)
2nd part: Economic growth and the handicaps to the industrialization difussion (19th century)
Unit 3.- The crisis of the ancien régime and the liberal revolution: (1789-1940)
Unit 4.- The liberal state and industrialization (1840-1874)
Unit 5.- The nationalist route to industrialisation (1874-1914). 
3rd part: Development and convergence (the 20th century)
Unit 6- Parlamentarism crisis, dictatorship and democracy (1914-1936)
Unit 7.- The isolation from the international economy and the first years of Franco's regime (1936-1959).-
Unit 8.- Liberalization and economic development under the dictatorship (1959-1973).-
Unit 9.- Economic crisis and political transition (1973-1985)
Unit 10 - European integration, (1974-2000).-

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Agenda

Each week there will be a Lecture (2 hours) and a Workshop/seminar (2 hours) that will follow the contents for the course.

 

1ST PART: INTRODUCTION

UNIT 1.- OVERVIEW AND LONG TERM TRENDS: SPANISH GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT OVER THE 19TH AND 20TH CENTURIES
1.1. Economic growth and structural change from 1800 to 2000: main macro-indicators and a comparative view.- 1.2. Institutional change: economy and policy in contemporary Spain

UNIT 2.- THE HERITAGE OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY: THE SPANISH ECONOMY WITHIN LATE FEUDALISM (16TH THROUGH 18TH CENTURIES)
2.1. Economic juncture and structure of late feudalism: surplus distribution, rent-seeking, fiscal obligations and credit markets.- 2.2. Manufacturing developments and market integration

2nd part: ECONOMIC GROWTH AND THE HANDICAPS TO THE INDUSTRIALIZATION DIFUSSION (19TH century)

UNIT 3.- THE CRISIS OF THE ANCIEN RÉGIME AND THE LIBERAL REVOLUTION: (1789-1940)
3.1. The historical legacy, the contradictions within the system and critical external events.- 3.2. A new State: Liberals' administrative and economic reforms: an economy with less restrictions.- 3.3. The agrarian sector: supply and demand changes. Productive results

UNIT 4.- THE LIBERAL STATE AND INDUSTRIALIZATION (1840-1874)
4.1. Fiscal reforms and their impact on economic growth.-4.2. The integration of the national market: transport problems and the role of railways (its commercial and industrial effects).- 4.3. A demand or supply problem? Entrepreneurs and investment

UNIT 5.- THE NATIONALIST ROUTE TO INDUSTRIALISATION (1874-1914).
5.1. Protectionism vs free trade: economic interest and tariff policies.- 5.2. The "agrarian depression" and the change of orientation. - 5.3 Import substitution industrialization policies. Growth with divergence.

3rd part: DEVELOPMENT AND CONVERGENCE
(the 20th century)

UNIT 6- PARLAMENTARISM CRISIS, DICTATORSHIP AND DEMOCRACY (1914-1936)
6.1 A neutral economy during the First World War.- 6.2. Social conflict and the distribution of the war profits.- 6.3. Growth and structural change during Primo de Rivera dictatorship. 6.4. The Depression, class struggle and social reformist policies of the Second Republic -

UNIT 7.- THE ISOLATION FROM THE INTERNATIONAL ECONOMY AND THE FIRST YEARS OF FRANCO'S REGIME (1936-1959).-
7.1. War economy and finance and social revolution..- 7.2-Autarkic policies and market intervention 7.3. Early opening and industrialisation: private vs public enterprise

UNIT 8.- LIBERALIZATION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT UNDER THE DICTATORSHIP (1959-1973).-
8.1. The Stabilization Plan.- 8.2. Growth and structural change: agricultural shrinking, mass migrations and industrialization- 8.3. The external sector and the balance of payments.-

UNIT 9.- ECONOMIC CRISIS AND POLITICAL TRANSITION (1973-1985)
9.1. A exhausted growth model and the two oil shocks .- 9.2. The economic policy of the transition: structure and industrial crisis .- 9.3. The rise of the welfare state.-

UNIT 10 - EUROPEAN INTEGRATION, (1974-2000).-
10.1. The integration in the European Union and its consequences. 10.2 The structural handicaps for full convergence. 10.3. Economic growth and structural changes: internationalisation of capital and immigration

 

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Bibliography

Acceda a la bibliografía que su profesor ha solicitado a la Biblioteca.


Basic bibliography

CARRERAS, A. y TAFUNELL, X. (2010), Historia económica de la España contemporánea (1789-2009), Barcelona, Crítica. (edición actualizada)

CARRERAS, A. y TAFUNELL, X. (Coords.), (2005), Estadísticas históricas de España, Siglos XIX-XX, Madrid, Fundación BBVA. 3 vols..

TORTELLA, G., The Development of Modern Spain. An Economic History of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, Cambridge, Mass., Harvard U.P., 2000,


Complementary readings

BARCIELA, C. y JIMÉNEZ BLANCO, J.I. (eds.) (1986), Historia agraria de la España contemporánea. 3. El fin de la agricultura tradicional, Barcelona, Crítica.

CARR, R, ed., Spain. A History, Oxford, Oxford U.P., 2000,

COMÍN, F., HERNÁNDEZ, M. y LLOPIS, E., eds. (2002), Historia Económica de España. Siglos X-XX, Barcelona, Crítica.

GARCIA DELGADO, J.L. y JIMÉNEZ, J.C. (1999), Un siglo de España. La economía, Madrid, Marcial Pons Eds.

NADAL, J. y CARRERAS, A. (coords.) (1990): Pautas regionales de la industrialización española (siglos XIX y XX), Barcelona, Ariel.

NADAL, J., CARRERAS, A., y SUDRIÀ, C. (eds.) (1987), La economía española en el siglo XX, Barcelona, Ariel.

PRADOS DE LA ESCOSURA, L. (2003), El progreso económico de España (1850-2000), Madrid, Fundación BBVA.

RINGROSE, D.R. (1998), Spain, Europe, and the "Spanish miracle", 1700-1900, Camdride University Press.

SÁNCHEZ ALBORNOZ, N. (cord.) (1985), La modernización económica de España, 1830-1930, Madrid, Alianza.

SIMPSON, J. (1995), Spanish agriculture: the long Siesta 1765-1965, Cambridge University Press.

VALDALISO, J.M. LÓPEZ, S. (2007) Historia económica de la empresa, Barcelona, Crítica.

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Location

Check in MiAulario for the classroom.

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