Luis Buendia

Luis Buendia
Universidad de León | UNILEON · Department of Economics and Statistics

PhD in International Economics and Development

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Introduction
Associate Professor at the Department of Economics and Statistics of the University of León (Spain). I teach Public Economics, Sustainability and the Economy of Spain. My current research hinges upon the political economy of welfare states (particularly in Spain and the Nordic countries) and just transitions (again with a special focus on the role of the public sector).
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December 2021 - present
Universidad de León
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
February 2021 - December 2021
Universidad de León
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
September 2015 - January 2020
Universidad de León
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Education
May 2006 - October 2011
Complutense University of Madrid
Field of study
  • International Economics and Development

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Publications (47)
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The issue of global economic inequality has increasingly drawn the attention of both scholars, NGOs and international institutions during the last decades. In addittion, the current economic recession has worsened previous trends of increasing inequalities. Drawing from the literature that deals with the effects of adjustment policies applied in se...
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In this article we analyse the relation between the dynamics of economic growth and the welfare state using the Swedish experience as a case study. We defend three theses concerning the Swedish experience: that the deep economic crisis of 1990–93 constituted the definite breaking point for the accumulation pattern in force since the 1950s (and in c...
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In this article, we will undertake a long-term analysis of the evolution of the Swedish welfare state, seeking to explain that evolution through the use of a systemic approach. That is, our approach will consider the interrelations between economic growth (EG), the sociopolitical institutional framework (IF), and the welfare state (WS)-understood a...
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Artículo de introducción al semi monográfico de la Revista de Economía Crítica dedicado al impacto de la crisis en los Estados de bienestar europeos. http://revistaeconomiacritica.org/n.20
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The electoral victory of the Frente Amplio (FA) in Uruguay in October, 2004, apparently represented a break with the economic policies that had been implemented till then. Those policies were indeed the same that lead the country to its deepest economic crisis between 1999 and 2002. In this article, we analyse the process triggered by those reforms...
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Welfare States are considered key tools to provide just transitions. The hypothesis of synergy states that Social-democratic regimes are in a better position to accomplish them. While synergy has been widely theorised, its empirical verification has remained less studied and provided contradictory results. The weaknesses detected in the state-of-th...
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León ha experimentado los impactos socioeconómicos negativos del declive de las explotaciones mineras y de la generación eléctrica basada en el carbón sin posibilidad de recurrir a actividades alternativas adecuadas e inmediatas, a pesar de su potencial estratégico energético, tecnológico y productivo para la región. Estos eventos concurren e inter...
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The Welfare States are considered key tools to confront the social impacts of the ongoing energy transitions. The hypothesis of synergy states that Social-democratic regimes (Esping-Andersen) are in a better position to reach the Eco-social State, hence supplying justice in the process of transition. While synergy has been widely theorised, its emp...
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Hace medio siglo que el concepto de “transición energética justa” surgió en el movimiento sindicalista de las refinerías estadounidenses. En estas décadas, ha trascendido sus condiciones originales para convertirse en una noción presente en los debates globales, especialmente alentados por la necesidad de transitar hacia un escenario de neutralidad...
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The global environmental and social crisis has motivated the renaissance of just transitions, this time centred around the effects on labour and income distribution of the shift to a sustainable energy mix. This renewed conception has gone beyond its origins in the US unions in the 1970s to become a key element in many discourses worldwide, with di...
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Countries worldwide have committed to perform an energy transition to a low carbon scenario by 2050. Not only does it imply radical shifts in energy patterns, but also profound social rearrangements with asymmetric consequences. Focusing on this asymmetry, the notion of just transitions has recently (re)emerged from its unionist roots to grant a li...
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The economic crisis has undoubtedly impacted welfare states through the austerity policies prioritised to purportedly lead economies back to a growth path. In this paper, we assess the effects of the crisis in those welfare states, focusing on income benefits and analysing cases of welfare state change before the crisis via gross replacement rates...
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Although Spain’s economy was seen as a miracle during the most recent expansive phase (for its labour market outcomes in terms of job growth, among other things), the economy’s development during those years suffered from severe problems that deserve attention. This became more relevant in a context like the current one, where there is no consensus...
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The expansive phase experienced by the Spanish economy had long been praised, described in the early 2000s as an ‘economic miracle’. However, the crisis that struck in the late 2000s would become the deepest that the country had endured since at least the 1970s, leading to the general conclusion that its prior success had been a mirage rather than...
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The so-called ‘Spanish miracle’, beginning in the mid-1990s, eventually became a nightmare for the majority of the population, culminating in the present-day economic and political crisis. This book explores the main features of the Spanish political-economic model during both the growth and crisis periods. Analyzing the causes and consequences of...
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The economic crisis that started between 2008 and 2009 -depending on each country- has undoubtedly hit on welfare states through the austerity policies that have been prioritized in order to take economies back to a growth path. In this paper, we assess the impact of the crisis in those welfare states focusing on income benefits. We do so by using...
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Libro de divulgación sobre el Modelo Nórdico. Se publica dentro de la colección 'Los retos de la economía', de RBA.
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The goal of this paper is to analyse the effects of labour share divergence between Eurozone economies on rising income inequality and poverty. For this purpose, the literature on the relationship between the functional and personal distributions of income will be reviewed. In addition, labour legislation reforms in Southern countries will be analy...
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The expansive phase experienced by the Spanish economy had been praised for long, labelling it, particularly in the media, an “economic miracle”. However, the bursting of the deepest economic crisis that the country had suffered from, at least, since the 1970s, raised important doubts about its real strength, leading to the general conclusion that...
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This paper compares the financial and economic international cooperation of Venezuela and Brazil, which are considered major actors in Latin America. This performance has been possible thanks to the sustained economic growth, that provided a great amount of resources which have been channeled to cooperation policies, together with a renewed politic...
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Resulta evidente en estos tiempos que el comportamiento económico de cualquier país se encuentra crecientemente condicionado por el contexto internacional. Máxime si no se trata de una gran potencia y se encuentra integrado en un ámbito económico mayor como es el caso de España en la Unión Europea y, dentro de ella, en la zona euro. Lo que denomina...
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O triunfo electoral do Frente Amplio (FA) uruguaio en outubro de 2004 representaba en aparencia unha ruptura con toda a política económica seguida ata aquela e que desembocou entre os anos 1999 e 2002 nunha grave crise económica. Neste artigo analízase o proceso iniciado coas reformas do FA, partindo da evolución da estrutura produtiva do país, dos...
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En este artículo se analizan las metodologías de evaluación del impacto en desarrollo de las opera-ciones financieras aplicadas por las principales instituciones bilaterales europeas de financiación del desa-rrollo (IEFD). Para ello, se identifican los criterios de selección de los proyectos financiados utilizando tanto una revisión de la literatur...
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Hoy en día Uruguay transita en medio de la segunda legislatura consecutiva del Frente Amplio. El primer gobierno de izquierdas en la joven historia del país y también el primero fuera del binomio Partido Colorado-Partido Nacional, solo interrumpido por los trágicos años de la dictadura. El triunfo electoral de la coalición, en octubre de 2004, repr...
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A la luz de la experiencia de las principales instituciones bilaterales europeas de financiación del desarrollo (IEFD), la finalidad de esta ponencia es analizar las metodologías de evaluación del impacto en desarrollo de las operaciones financieras aplicadas por dichas instituciones. Para ello, se identifican los criterios de selección de los proy...
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In this paper we will make a long-term analysis of the evolution of the Swedish welfare state. We will look for an explanation of that evolution using a systemic approach. That is to say, our approach will consider the interrelations between the growth dynamics, the socio-political framework and the welfare state − understood as a set of institutio...
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La Tesis ofrece un análisis de la evolución del Estado de bienestar en Suecia desde sus orígenes hasta 2006 adoptando un enfoque de economía política que aborde las interrelaciones entre dicho Estado de bienestar, la dinámica de crecimiento y el marco político-social. Está divida en dos partes, de manera que en la primera se examinan los factores q...
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Este artículo analiza la naturaleza del ajuste neoliberal que, desde prin-cipios de los años ochenta, se ha implementado en diferentes economías americanas (Argentina, Brasil, Bolivia, Guatemala, Venezuela y Estados Unidos). Partiendo de una perspectiva de clase, que considera que el ajuste se produce como respuesta a una crisis mundial de rentabil...

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The European growth models on the crossroad This book combines demand-led growth models and the institutionalist approach, in order to explain the macroeconomic performance of the main European countries in recent years. Then we will provide a coherent explanation of the institutional change since the Great Recession, including the economic policy response to the economic and financial crisis (2008) and to the debt crisis (2010). Our analysis includes the reaction of the European institutions and eight case countries studies: France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Poland, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom.
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Our main goal with this research is to understand the causes, nature, and consequences of the current crisis.