Article ID: CBB001252254

Franco's Dams as Evidence of Technological Regression (2010)


The article presents a case study of technological regression in Spain under the rule of the dictator Francisco Franco. According to the author, the closed economy characteristic of autarky and the institutional blockade of property rights caused stagnation, but the leading cause of actual technological regress was the destruction of human capital. Also discussed are the impact of technological regression on hydroelectric dams and the macroeconomics of technological regress.

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Authors & Contributors
Rodríguez Nozal, Raúl
Benjamin Brendel
Aybike Alkan
Alejandro J. Gómez del Moral
Valentines-Álvarez, Jaume
Swyngedouw, Erik
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University of Pittsburgh Press
Real Academia Nacional de Farmacia
University of Nevada Press
University of Nebraska Press
The MIT Press
Smithsonian Institution Press
Technology and politics
Technology and society
Water resource management
Civil engineering
Franco, Francisco
Intze, Otto Adolf Ludwig
Time Periods
20th century
19th century
21st century
20th century, late
20th century, early
United States
Michigan (U.S.)
Arizona (U.S.)
Soviet Union
Tennessee Valley Authority
Sierra Club

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