Public University of Navarre



Academic year: 2024/2025 | Previous academic years:  2023/2024  |  2022/2023  |  2021/2022  |  2020/2021 
International Double Bachelor's degree in Economics, Management and Business Administration at the Universidad Pública de Navarra
Course code: 176704 Subject title: ECONOMIC HISTORY II
Credits: 6 Type of subject: Mandatory Year: 4 Period: 1º S
Department: Economía
Lecturers:
DE LA TORRE CAMPO, JOSEBA (Resp)   [Mentoring ] AYUSO DIAZ, ALEJANDRO   [Mentoring ]
TORREGROSA HETLAND, SARA JANE   [Mentoring ]

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Module/Subject matter

Economic History and Institutions.

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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 diffusion (19th century)

Unit 3.- The crisis of the ancient 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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General proficiencies

Not applicable.

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Specific proficiencies

Not applicable.

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Learning outcomes

RA02: Analyze economic institutions as the result and application of theoretical or formal representations of how the economy works.

RA05: Identify and analyze the historical, social, and institutional factors that condition economic processes.

RA09: Identify and recognize relevant sources of economic information and their content.

RA13: Apply rationality to the analysis and description of any aspect of economic reality.

 

RA18: Work in a team, being able to argue their proposals and validate or reasonably refuse the arguments of others.

RA19: Organize work, in terms of good time management, order, and planning.

RA20: Select and generate the necessary information for each problem, analyze it, and make decisions based on it.

RA21: Value ethical, social, and environmental commitment in professional practice.

RA22: Continue learning in the future independently, deepening the knowledge acquired or starting in new areas of knowledge.

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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 classes 30  
A-2 Workshops, seminars 28  
A-3 Group tutorials   10
A-4 Elaboration tasks and exercises   20
A-5 Reading materials   30
A-6 Individual study   25
A-7 Exams and other evaluation tasks  02 01
A-8 Individual tutoring   04
Total 60 90

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Evaluation

Learning
outcome
Assessment
activity
Weight (%) It allows
test resit
Minimum
required grade
All E1 final exam 40 Yes 1,5/4
All E2 workshops 40 Yes (20/40)  
All E3 class activities 10 No  
All E4 unit tests 10 No  

60% of the final grade will correspond to the activities developed during the course and 40% to the exam.
Ongoing assessment involves regular participation. The continuous assessment scores must be obtained during class time.
The first exam is mandatory and recoverable. It will consist of two parts: (a) a basic test of ten questions; b) a writing test supported by graphic or statistical materials. It will be necessary to obtain at least 1.5 points out of 4.
The second exam will follow this same scheme and will add a practical seminar test in a computer room that will allow to recover up to 20% more than the final grade.

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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 macroindicators 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, rentseeking, 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: (17891940)
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 (18401874)
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 (18741914).
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 (19141936)
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 (19361959).
7.1. War economy and finance and social revolution.. 7.2Autarkic policies and market intervention 7.3. Early opening and industrialisation: private vs public enterprise

UNIT 8. LIBERALIZATION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT UNDER THE DICTATORSHIP (19591973).
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 (19731985)
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, (19742000).
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

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Basic bibliography

CARRERAS, A. y TAFUNELL, X. (2021), Between Impire and Globalization. An Economic History of Modern Spain. London, Palgrave

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. (2017), Spanish Economic Growth, 1850-2015. London, Palgrave.

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

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

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Languages

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

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Location

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