Benefits and Fiscal Costs of Colonialism: American Remittances to Spain, 1760-1814

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dc.contributor.author Marichal, Carlos
dc.date.accessioned 2021-01-14T17:19:23Z
dc.date.available 2021-01-14T17:19:23Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Revista de Historia Económica / Journal of Iberian and Latin American Economic History (Second Series) / Virtual Special Issue / 2020, 30 p.
dc.identifier.issn 0212-6109
dc.identifier.issn 2041-3335 (online)
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10016/31609
dc.description.abstract The essay measures the fiscal costs and benefits of colonialism, both for the Spanish American colonies and for Spain, in the period 1760-1814 using new estimates of the annual transfers from the colonies to the metropolitan treasury. The various components of the fiscal benefits for the metropolis are analyzed, including the huge transfer of silver from colonial treasuries and also the estimated value of the large volume of shipments of tobacco leaf from Cuba to the Spanish tobacco monopoly. It is argued that the American contribution to the ordinary income of the Spanish government increased in absolute and relative terms in the period 1790-1810.
dc.description.abstract Se intentan medir los beneficios y costes fiscales de la relación entre las colonias americanas y España en el período de 1760 a 1814 a partir de una serie de nuevas estimaciones de los montos anuales de las remesas fiscales americanas. Se discuten los varios componentes de los beneficios fiscales que recibía la tesorería metropolitana, incluyendo las transferencias en metálico y en especie (tabaco de Cuba). Se argumenta que la contribución americana a los ingresos ordinarios metropolitanos aumentó en términos absolutos y relativos entre 1790 y 1810.
dc.format.extent 30
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.isversionof http://hdl.handle.net/10016/2043
dc.rights Atribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas 3.0 España
dc.rights © Instituto Figuerola, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, 2020
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/es/
dc.subject.other Colonialismo
dc.subject.other Beneficios y costes fiscales
dc.subject.other América española
dc.subject.other España
dc.subject.other Colonialism
dc.subject.other Fiscal costs and benefits
dc.subject.other Spanish America
dc.subject.other Spain
dc.title Benefits and Fiscal Costs of Colonialism: American Remittances to Spain, 1760-1814
dc.type article
dc.subject.jel F54
dc.subject.jel N43
dc.subject.jel N46
dc.subject.eciencia Economía
dc.subject.eciencia Historia
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess
dc.type.version publishedVersion
dc.identifier.publicationtitle Revista de Historia Económica / Journal of Iberian and Latin American Economic History
dc.relation.dataset https://doi.org/10.21950/VJ8YLY
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