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Diversity of economic landscapes and common land persistence in 19th century Spain: an interpretative proposal

Francisco J. Beltrán TApia ()
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Francisco J. Beltrán TApia: Department of Economic History and Applied Economics, Universidad de Zaragoza. Gran Vía 2, 50005 Zaragoza

No 1009, Documentos de Trabajo (DT-AEHE) from Asociación Española de Historia Económica

Abstract: The massive land privatization that took place over the 19th century deeply transformed the Spanish economic landscape. Nevertheless, the outcome of the process was quite different, both in pace and impact, depending on the geographic area we analyze. The explanation for this regional diversity in the persistence of common lands has been attributed to the institutional and environmental context, together with the level of market penetration that characterized the different rural societies. However, the important role that the commons themselves played in this process has been often overlooked. The aim of this paper is to complement those previous explanations by proposing a model that focuses on the collective land remaining, at any given moment, as a crucial explanatory variable and to provide an interpretative framework that would contribute to unveiling the complexity of a process that led to so many different outcomes.

Keywords: Common lands; privatisation; Spain; 19th century. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: N53 N93 Q15 R14 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 30 pages
Date: 2010-09
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