Desigualdad, formación de capital humano y crecimiento económico regional: España 1787-1930 EN

Inequality, human capital formation and regional economic growth:
Spain, 1787-1930

(Convocatoria de ayudas, 2016)

Daniel A. Tirado Fabregat
(Universitat de València)



The project aims to analyze the determinants of regional growth in Spain during the early stages of economic development, investigating both the proximate causes and the ultimate causes of it. Then, and in the first place, based on various indicators of educational performance constructed at the provincial level, the impact of differences in educational levels on the economic growth trajectories of the Spanish provinces between 1860 and 1930 will be examined, a stage characterized by a significant increase in regional inequality in Spain. Second, we will investigate the root causes of the differences in educational level based on the economic inequality in access to land in the modern stage, that is, at the end of the 18th century.

Research team

Francisco J. Beltrán Tapia (NTNU, Norway)
Alfonso Díez Minguela 
Julio Martínez Galarraga 
Daniel A. Tirado Fabregat