Did tariffs stifle Spanish agriculture before 1936?

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dc.contributor.author Simpson, James
dc.date.accessioned 2007-05-14T14:51:08Z
dc.date.available 2007-05-14T14:51:08Z
dc.date.issued 1997-04
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation European Review of Economic History, April 1997, vol. 1, nº 1, p. 65-87
dc.identifier.issn 1361-4916
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10016/811
dc.description.abstract This paper challenges the widely held view that tariff protection was the major factor in explaining the poor performance of Spanish agriculture in the half century prior to the 1936 Civil War. After examining the general level of tariffs, it is argued that these were not sufficient in themselves to explain either the poor diets or weak demand for manufactured goods. Secondly, farmers were slow to switch resources out of cereals, not so much because of the tariffs, but rather because of the limited export opportunities for alternative crops, especially olive oil and wine. Finally, the evidence suggests that those areas which saw a significant increase in the area of cereals were just as likely to see a decline in the agricultural population as those that did not, suggesting that the rural exodus was determined by factors other than the tariff.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Cambridge University Press
dc.title Did tariffs stifle Spanish agriculture before 1936?
dc.type article
dc.type.review PeerReviewed
dc.description.status Publicado
dc.relation.publisherversion http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayIssue?jid=ERE&volumeId=1&issueId=01&iid=469401
dc.relation.publisherversion http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S136149169700004X
dc.subject.eciencia Historia
dc.subject.eciencia Economía
dc.identifier.doi 10.1017/S136149169700004X
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dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 65
dc.identifier.publicationissue 1
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage 87
dc.identifier.publicationtitle European Review of Economic History
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 1
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