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Economic History
The Economic History group is composed of a researchers who focus on Uruguay's economic performance in the long run and from a comparative perspective, with an interest in specific periods and facts, and with the objective of identifying the determinants of the material progress of the society. 

Lines of research: 
  • Banking sector, credit and money
  • Growth, distribution and foreign trade during the First Globalization
  • Historical National Accounts
  • Regional economic performance and economic geography
  • Inequality in Uruguay in the long-run
  • History of the non-financial, state-run companies in Uruguay
  • Standard of living in historical perspective
  • Natural resources, sustainability and development in the long run
Activities
 
  Recent publications in the area
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Type of Publication : Working Papers
Author/s: Román, Carolina ; Willebald, Henry ; Brum, Conrado
Type of Publication : Working Papers
Author/s: Román, Carolina ; Bertoni, Reto
Date: 2013
The study of the rise and fall of mineral coal as an energy source can shed light on the characteristics of energy transition in Uruguay. This article presents historical series of coal consumption for Uruguay since the last decades of the 19th century until nowadays (1879-2011).
Author/s: Willebald, Henry ; Tena Junguito, Antonio
Date: 2013
Argentine export growth before the First World War is considered one of the most relevant variables in order to understand the main characteristics of Argentina's long-run modern economic growth properly.
Author/s: Román, Carolina ; Vázquez, Daniela
Date: 2013
Capital accumulation is one of the main factors that drive economic growth. In this article we analyze some of the cyclical characteristics of the long run evolution of capital accumulation in Uruguay using the spectral analysis and the decomposition of time series in the period 1870-2010.
This paper analyses the principles characteristics of the monetary policy in the period 1931-1959 and its changes related to the national and international context. Two were the most important transformations. On one hand the increasing role of the Republic Bank of Uruguay in the conduction of the monetary and exchange-rate policy. On the other hand, there were important changes in the monetary regime evolving to a more flexible system as the gold standard was abandoned. In addition, we described the evolution of the monetary supply, the link with the economic activity and a first approximation to the relation between money and prices.
Author/s: Azar, Paola ;
Date: 2012
This article discusses the evolution of the total and social public expenditure in Uruguay during the 20th century. It analyzes the growth path of the social public expenditure and the extent up to which it could be preserved from the cyclical economic downturns and the fiscal constraints of the Public Sector. The paper finds a low long-run elasticity of public spending to GDP – leading to a slow growth of social public expenditure and a remarkable procyclical pattern of total and social public expenditure. It also shows that social spending, especially education expenditure, has often been used as an instrument to curb budget deficits. No distinctive «fiscal regimes» for the period could be identified.
Author/s: Arnabal, Rodrigo.
Type of Publication : Working Papers
Type of Publication : Working Papers

Type of Publication : Articles in Regular Journals
Date: 2009

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