Pablo Hernández de Cos: The Bank of Spain and its promotion of economic history research

Presentation by Mr Pablo Hernández de Cos, Governor of the Bank of Spain, of the "Guide to Historical Banking Archives in Spain", Madrid, 8 July 2019.

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

Central bank speech  | 
16 July 2019

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen.

It is a pleasure for me to close this conference, which has presented the "Guide to Historical Banking Archives in Spain". This publication, both for the quality of its information and the wealth of data it contains, will no doubt contribute to increasing knowledge on the historical development of the Spanish banking system.

I would like to thank all those who have participated in this project for their efforts. My gratitude in particular to the academic historian, Pedro Tedde, to Professor María del Carmen Angulo, and to all those institutions and individuals who have enthusiastically collaborated in the publication of the guides to their respective archives. And naturally, too, to the Banco de España teams behind this initiative.

The value of the initiative lies in the very value of the Spanish banking and Banco de España archive collections. These archives are fundamental to the study of our history and the development of Spain's banking system.