Renfe’s contribution to Spain’s economic growth between 1950 and 2000: sn initial estimation
Miguel Muñoz ()
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Miguel Muñoz: Departamento de Análisis Económico (Teoría e Historia Económica). Universidad Autónoma de Madrid y Fundación de los Ferrocarriles Españoles
No 2007/01, Working Papers in Economic History from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain), Department of Economic Analysis (Economic Theory and Economic History)
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.
Keywords: Economic History; Public Railway; RENFE; Railway History. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: H10 L32 L92 N74 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 22 pages
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