América Latina en la historia económica
versión On-line ISSN 2007-3496
FERNANDEZ ROCA, Francisco Javier. El tráfico de influencias en la España franquista: decisiones públicas, beneficios privados. Am. Lat. Hist. Econ [online]. 2012, vol.19, n.2, pp. 193-218. ISSN 2007-3496.
During the first regime of the Franco dictatorship, the economic policy implemented in Spain was autarky. This policy and the high level of government interventionism lead the economic agents to behave as rent-seekers instead of seeking efficiency. In this paper, we firstly study the peddling of political favors not only through direct deliveries of assets but also trough the slanted assignments of goods. These two aspects were legitimized, in some way, by the State. Secondly, we analyze the role played by the government administrative and bureaucratic structures. Lastly, we study the private profits obtained from both economic programs and the regulations established by the economic policy.
Palabras llave : Corruption; francoism; wealth; bureaucracy; dictatorship; textile industry.