Scholarly Comments on Academic Economics

Liberal Economics in Spain

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Abstract

I discuss classical liberal economics in Spain. First, I highlight the Spanish Scholastics of the sixteenth century, and emphasize the connection, particularly through Hugo Grotius, between them and the eighteenth century thinkers. Then I jump to the twentieth century, and the figures and institutions that have advanced liberal economics in Spain. I assess the situation for liberal economics in the universities and in public discourse.