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Jordi Domènech

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Associate Professor


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Jordi Domenech

Research Interests

Historical evolution of the Spanish labour market

Causes of the Spanish civil war

Long term origins of institutions

Current research projects

Explaining the development of European Regions, 1850 - 2008.
Principal Investigator: Joan R. Rosés.
Funded by the Ministry of Education. 2010-2013.

Convergence and inequality 19th and 20th centuries in Spain (Alfonso Herranz-Loncan and Daniel Tirado PI)

Recent publications

(With Francisco Herreros), “Land reform and conflict before Civil War. Landowner res- ponse to tenancy reform in 1930s Catalonia.” Forthcoming in the Economic History Review

(With Francisco Herreros), “Land reform and peasant revolution: evidence from 1930s Spain.” Explorations in Economic History, 64 (April 2017), pp. 82-103.

(With Joan Ramon Rosés), “Technology transfer and the early development of the cotton textile industry in nineteenth century Spain.” In Hashino, Tomoko and Keijiro Otsuka (eds.), Industrial districts in History and the Developing World, pp. 25-42. Studies in Economic History. Springer, 2016.

“Empleo y carreras laborales en el Servicio de Correos de España, 1890-1935.” Revista de Historia Económica-Journal of Iberian and Latin American Economic History, 33,3 (2015), pp. 455-486.

“Land tenure inequality, harvests, and rural conflict. Evidence from Southern Spain during the Second Republic (1931-1934).” Social Science History, 39, 2 (2015), pp. 253-286.

“Rural labour markets and rural unrest in Spain before the Civil War (1931-1936).” Economic History Review, volume 66, 1 (2013), pp. 86-108.

“Legal origin, ideology, coalition formation or crisis? The emergence and evolution of labor law in a civil law country, Spain, 1850-1936.” Labor History, 52, 1 (March 2011), pp. 71-93.

“Natural resource abundance and regional economic growth in Spain, 1860-2000.” Journal of International Development.” December 2008, pp. 1122-1135.

(With Alexander Elu). “Women’s paid work in a developing urban economy. Barcelona in 1930.” Revista de Historia Económica/ Journal of Iberian and Latin American History, December 2008, pp. 375-402.

“Labour market adjustment a hundred years ago. The case of the Catalan textile industry, 1880-1913.” The Economic History Review, 61, 1 (2008), pp. 1-25. T. S. Ashton prize 2007 and 2008.

“Working hours in the European periphery. The length of the working day in Spain, 1880-1920.” Explorations in Economic History, 44, 3 (2007), pp. 469-486.

“Institutional change in industrial relations. Strike arbitration in Spain, 1880-1915.” Revista de Historia Económica / Journal of Iberian and Latin American Economic History, 24, 3 (2006), pp. 433-464.