EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Seeking the Perennial Fountain of the World’s Prosperity

M. d. Mar Rubio-Varas and Joseba Torre
Additional contact information
M. d. Mar Rubio-Varas: Universidad Publica de Navarra
Joseba Torre: Universidad Publica de Navarra

Authors registered in the RePEc Author Service: Maria del Mar Rubio Varas

Chapter 1 in The Economic History of Nuclear Energy in Spain, 2017, pp 1-32 from Palgrave Macmillan

Abstract: Abstract This chapter offers a global overview synthetizing the macro-economic and political developments on which the nuclear programs rooted around the world, from the Golden age and until after the two oil crises. Most nuclear programs started and grew during the Golden Age, but slowed down in the mist of the economic crisis of the 1970s. A technology that aspired to become the perennial fountain of world’s prosperity was adopted by a little more than 30 of the almost 200 nations of the world. And it was a decision taken (or not) well before any major accident took place. May be because the atomic choice had more economic policy implications than just the average pick of an energy technology over another to meet future electricity demands. This background helps to contextualize the Spanish case within these worldwide dynamics, offering the key elements to build a comparative history, and some initial indications about the true dimensions of the Spanish nuclear program.

Date: 2017
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed

There are no downloads for this item, see the EconPapers FAQ for hints about obtaining it.

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:pal:palscp:978-3-319-59867-3_1

Ordering information: This item can be ordered from
http://www.palgrave.com/9783319598673

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-59867-3_1

Access Statistics for this chapter

More chapters in Palgrave Studies in Economic History from Palgrave Macmillan
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Sonal Shukla () and Springer Nature Abstracting and Indexing ().

 
Page updated 2022-10-05
Handle: RePEc:pal:palscp:978-3-319-59867-3_1