Luis M Linde: Bank of Spain - researching Spanish economic history

Speech by Mr Luis M Linde, Governor of the Bank of Spain, at the presentation of the III Seminar in Economic History, Madrid, 5 October 2017.

The views expressed in this speech are those of the speaker and not the view of the BIS.

Central bank speech  | 
27 October 2017

Good morning and welcome to the Banco de España for our III Seminar in Economic History.

The Seminars in Economic History organised by the Banco de España were launched three years ago, in 2015. The first one was held on the occasion of the retirement of Pedro Tedde de Lorca, who for many years was the member of the Directorate General of Economics and Statistics in charge of the Economic History programme and that, by the way, has been recently elected as a member of the Spanish Royal Academy of History. 

Last year, in October, we celebrated the second edition of the Seminar.

The main purpose of these seminars is to bring together economic historians from academia and economists from the Bank to engage in research into economic episodes of the past with relevance for the economic problems of today.