The Disasters of Leviathan: The Economic Crisis of Autarky in Spain, 1939-1959

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Title: The Disasters of Leviathan: The Economic Crisis of Autarky in Spain, 1939-1959
Authors: Barciela López, Carlos
Research Group/s: La Economía Española sobre el Franquismo | Historia Empresarial
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Análisis Económico Aplicado
Keywords: Franco regime | Autarky | Economic policy | Spain
Knowledge Area: Historia e Instituciones Económicas
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Bancaria
Citation: The Journal of European Economic History. 2015, 3: 175-199
Abstract: This article reflects on the causes of the acute crisis suffered by Spain during the decades following the victory of General Franco in the Civil War. It emphasises the incoherence of the totalitarian economic model that was imposed, particularly with respect to the objective of autarky. It also highlights the insufficient economic training of the bureaucrats and the active role of military commanders in the design of economic policy, including General Franco, who lacked any sort of economic or historical knowledge.
ISSN: 0391-5115 (Print) | 2499-8281 (Online)
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: © Bancaria Editrice
Peer Review: si
Publisher version:;3.175&ev=1
Appears in Collections:INV - Economía Española sobre el Franquismo - Artículos de Revistas
INV - Historia Empresarial - Artículos de Revistas
INV - Historia e Instituciones Económicas - Artículos de Revistas

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