Person - Olariaga, Luis (1885-1976)

Olariaga, Luis (1885-1976)




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Vitoria-Gasteiz (Álava, España)  1885-03-21 - 1976-08-03


He was a Spanish professor of Political Economy, son of Pedro Olariaga Vergara and María Pujana. In 1905, after finishing the high school in his native city, he began the trade and languages studies and when he was twenty years old he settled in London as an employer of the Credit Lyonnais. It was in 1911, by influence of Ramiro de Maeztu, when he began the studies of Law, obtaining the doctorate at the Universidad Central de Madrid in 1916. Likewise, his stay in Germany, interrupted by the First World War, was a fundamental aspect on his education. He came into contact at the University of Berlin with the most booming trends on Political Economy through the masters Wagner, Sering and Oppenheimer. In 1917 he was at the chair of Social Politics and Compared Legislation of Work at the Universidad Central.

He was one of the most influential authors during the first half of the 20th century at the study of the monetary Policy with works such as: "La Política Monetaria de España", 1932; "El Dinero. Tomo I: Teoría del Dinero", 1946; "El Dinero. Tomo II: Organización Monetaria y Bancaria", 1953, and "El Diccionario Biográfico Español Contemporáneo".

After the Civil War, his link with the Bank of Spain would be close as advisor and member of the Board of this institution. In 1957, after he retired, the Organización Bancaria Española created the chair "Luis Olariaga" of financial economy for him, which he would occupy until his death.


Catedráticos de Derecho in  Madrid (España) between 1917-05-10 and 1955


Lugar de Nacimiento:

Vitoria-Gasteiz (Álava, España) in 1885-03-21

Lugar de Defunci¿n:

Madrid (España) in 1976-08-03

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