Boom to bust reconstructing the Spanish economy

Keith Salmon

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

144 Downloads (Pure)


In 2008, a decade of strong and sustained growth in Spain came to an end as the economy fell into recession. This article charts the passage of the economy into recession and examines conditions in the financial system, property market and labour market that were peculiar to Spain. Half the financial system was subject to considerable political interference, a property market bubble was allowed to develop and the labour market had developed a dual character in which one segment remained very rigid. These factors contributed to a protracted recession, accompanied by rapidly increasing sovereign debt and exceptionally high unemployment
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-52
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Iberian Studies
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2010


  • Spanish economy
  • financial system
  • labour market
  • property market
  • public debt
  • recession


Dive into the research topics of 'Boom to bust reconstructing the Spanish economy'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this