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Economic Development of Latin America

Economic Development of Latin America

Historical Background and Contemporary Problems

  • Author: Celso Furtado
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521290708
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 317
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This is an introductory survey of the history and recent development of Latin American economy and society from colonial times to the establishment of the military regime in Chile. In the second edition the historical perspective has been enlarged and important events since the Cuban Revolution, such as the agrarian reforms of Peru and Chile, the difficulties of the Central America Common Market and LAFTA, the acceleration of industrialisation in Brazil and the consolidation of the Cuban economy, are discussed. The statistical information has been extended to the early 1970s and the demographic data to 1975.

The Economic Development of Latin America Since Independence

The Economic Development of Latin America Since Independence

  • Author: Luis Bértola,José Antonio Ocampo
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199662142
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 312
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A comprehensive and accessible overview of the economic history of Latin America over the two centuries since Independence. It considers its principal problems and the main policy trends and covers external trade, economic growth, and inequality.

Latin American Economic Development

Latin American Economic Development

  • Author: Javier A. Reyes,W. Charles Sawyer
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317535707
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 324
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Latin America is one of the most intriguing parts of the world. The region’s illustrious history, culture, and geography are famous internationally, but in terms of economics, Latin America has been generally associated with problems. For many, the combination of a resource rich region and poor economic conditions has been a puzzle. This extensively revised and updated second edition of Latin American Economic Development continues to provide the most up to date exploration of why the continent can be considered to have underperformed, how the various Latin American economies function, and the future prospects for the region. The book addresses the economic problems of Latin America theme by theme. Changes and new features in this new edition include: Expanded coverage of how institutions affect economic growth in Latin America Many new boxes and questions for review and discussion New material on how climate change affects the region Updated material to reflect the ongoing macroeconomic stability of the past decade A new chapter on the political economy of Latin America The book provides a comprehensive text for undergraduate economics courses on Latin America, and is also suitable for use by students in other disciplines looking for a wide-ranging guide to the region. This book will continue to be an invaluable resource for undergraduates looking at Latin American economics, growth, and development.

The Puzzle of Latin American Economic Development

The Puzzle of Latin American Economic Development

  • Author: Patrice Franko
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 1442212187
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 592
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Thoroughly revised and updated, this foundational text provides the basic economic tools for students to understand the problems facing the countries of Latin America. In the fourth edition, Patrice Franko analyzes challenges to the neoliberal model of development and highlights recent macroeconomic changes in the region.

The Economic Development of Latin America in the Twentieth Century

The Economic Development of Latin America in the Twentieth Century

  • Author: André A. Hofman
  • Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 322
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'Researchers and scholars of Latin America will find this volume a gold mine of information . . . Highly recommended for academic and research collections, upper-division undergraduate and up.' - J.L. Dietz, Choice 'A major contribution to the analysis of Latin American economic performance and policies in the 20th century. Provides quantitative growth accounts, with new estimates of capital stock, labour and total factor productivity. Lengthy appendices provide estimates of key magnitudes adjusted to ensure international comparability. An invaluable reference work for all students, teachers and researchers in this field.' - Angus Maddison, University of Groningen, the Netherlands This book provides an assessment of Latin American 20th century economic performance from a comparative and historical perspective. the author uses growth accounting methods and previously unavailable long-term series data to present a comprehensive analysis of Latin American development over the course of the century.

The Oxford Handbook of Latin American Economics

The Oxford Handbook of Latin American Economics

  • Author: José Antonio Ocampo,Jaime Ros
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 019957104X
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 932
  • View: 1994
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A comprehensive overview of the key factors affecting the development of Latin American economies that examines long-term growth performance, macroeconomic issues, Latin American economies in the global context, technological and agricultural policies, and the evolution of labour markets, the education sector, and social security programmes.

The Decline of Latin American Economies

The Decline of Latin American Economies

Growth, Institutions, and Crises

  • Author: Sebastian Edwards,Gerardo Esquivel,Graciela Márquez
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 0226185036
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 376
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Latin America’s economic performance is mediocre at best, despite abundant natural resources and flourishing neighbors to the north. The perplexing question of how some of the wealthiest nations in the world in the nineteenth century are now the most crisis-prone has long puzzled economists and historians. The Decline of Latin American Economies examines the reality behind the struggling economies of Argentina, Chile, and Mexico. A distinguished panel of experts argues here that slow growth, rampant protectionism, and rising inflation plagued Latin America for years, where corrupt institutions and political unrest undermined the financial outlook of already besieged economies. Tracing Latin America’s growth and decline through two centuries, this volume illustrates how a once-prosperous continent now lags behind. Of interest to scholars and policymakers alike, it offers new insight into the relationship between political systems and economic development.

The Economic Development of Latin America and Its Principal Problems

The Economic Development of Latin America and Its Principal Problems

  • Author: United Nations. Economic Commission for Latin America,Raúl Prebisch
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Latin America
  • Page: 59
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The Economic History of Latin America Since Independence

The Economic History of Latin America Since Independence

  • Author: Victor Bulmer-Thomas
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521532747
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 481
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The Economic History of Latin America Since Independence tells the story of promise unfulfilled. Despite the region's abundance of natural resources and a favorable ratio of land to labor, not a single republic of Latin America has achieved the status of a developed country after nearly two cent uries free of colonial rule. If anything, the gap between living standards in Latin America and the developed countries has steadily widened since the early nineteenth century. Burdened with the legacy of colonialism and its unequal distribution of resources, Latin America is still a peripheral region in which external influences remain preeminent.

Dependency and Development in Latin America (Dependencia Y Desarrollo en América Latina, Engl.)

Dependency and Development in Latin America (Dependencia Y Desarrollo en América Latina, Engl.)

  • Author: Fernando Henrique Cardoso,Enzo Faletto
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520035270
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 227
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At the end of World War II, several Latin American countries seemed to be ready for industrialization and self-sustaining economic growth. Instead, they found that they had exchanged old forms of political and economic dependence for a new kind of dependency on the international capitalism of multinational corporations. In the much-acclaimed original Spanish edition (Dependencia y Desarrollo en Am�rica Latina) and now in the expanded and revised English version, Cardoso and Faletto offer a sophisticated analysis of the economic development of Latin America. The economic dependency of Latin America stems not merely from the domination of the world market over internal national and "enclave” economies, but also from the much more complex interact ion of economic drives, political structures, social movements, and historically conditioned alliances. While heeding the unique histories of individual nations, the authors discern four general stages in Latin America's economic development: the early outward expansion of newly independent nations, the political emergence of the middle sector, the formation of internal markets in response to population growth, and the new dependence on international markets. In a postscript for this edition, Cardoso and Faletto examine the political, social and economic changes of the past ten years in light of their original hypotheses.

The Cambridge Economic History of Latin America: Volume 2, The Long Twentieth Century

The Cambridge Economic History of Latin America: Volume 2, The Long Twentieth Century

  • Author: Victor Bulmer-Thomas,John Coatsworth,Roberto Cortes-Conde
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1139449524
  • Category: History
  • Page: 755
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Volume Two treats the 'long twentieth century' from the onset of modern economic growth to the present. It analyzes the principal dimensions of Latin America's first era of sustained economic growth from the last decades of the nineteenth century to 1930. It explores the era of inward-looking development from the 1930s to the collapse of import-substituting industrialization and the return to strategies of globalization in the 1980s. Finally, it looks at the long term trends in capital flows, agriculture and the environment.

Makroökonomik in globaler Sicht

Makroökonomik in globaler Sicht

  • Author: Jeffrey D. Sachs,Felipe Larrain B.
  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • ISBN: 3486809628
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 989
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Die globale Ausrichtung der Makroökonomik ist der besondere Vorzug dieses Lehrwerks zweier weltberühmter Volkswirte. Für Grund- und Hauptstudium gleichermaßen zu empfehlen. Aus dem Inhalt: Grundlegende Konzepte der Makroökonomik. Bestimmung des Outputs. Konsum und Sparen. Investition. Ersparnis. Investition und Leistungsbilanz. Der staatliche Sektor. Geldnachfrage. Der Geldangebotsprozeß. Geld, Wechselkurse und Preise. Inflation. Makropolitik und Outputbestimmung in einer geschlossenen Volkswirtschaft. Makropolitik in der offenen Volkswirtschaft: feste Wechselkurse. Makropolitik in der offenen Volkswirtschaft: flexibel Wechselkurse. Inflation und Arbeitslosigkeit. Institutionelle Bestimmungsgründe von Löhnen und Arbeitlsosigkeit. Zur Erklärung von Konjunkturzyklen. Langfristiges Wachstum. Theorie und Praxis der Wirtschaftspolitik. Finanzmärkte. Handelbare und nicht-handelbare Güter. Beendigung hoher Inflationen.

Patterns of Development in Latin America

Patterns of Development in Latin America

Poverty, Repression, and Economic Strategy

  • Author: John Sheahan
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 9780691022642
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 399
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In this major work an economist with long experience as an advisor in developing countries explores the conflict between market forces and political reform that has led straight into Latin America's most serious problems. John Sheahan addresses three central concerns: the persistence of poverty in Latin American countries despite rising national incomes, the connection between economic troubles and political repression, and the relationships between Latin America and the rest of the world in trade and finance, as well as overall dependence. His comprehensive explanation of why many Latin Americans identify open political systems with frustration and economic breakdown will interest not only economists but also a broad range of other social scientists. This is "political economy" in the classical sense of the word, establishing a clear connection between the political and economic realities of Latin America.

Social Inclusion and Economic Development in Latin America

Social Inclusion and Economic Development in Latin America

  • Author: Mayra Buvinić,Jacqueline Mazza,Ruthanne Deutsch,Inter-American Development Bank
  • Publisher: IDB
  • ISBN: 9781931003650
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 352
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Poverty and inequality in Latin America are easily recognizable in the faces of women, Afro-descendents, the indigenous, people with disabilities, victims of HIV/AIDS, and other groups outside the societal mainstream. Social Inclusion and Economic Development in Latin America reviews the common features of these excluded populations, including their invisibility in official statistics and the stigma, discrimination, and disadvantages they have long endured. But it also examines the region's inclusionary policies and programs that can improve access by these groups to the quality social services and economic and political resources these groups need to level the playing field. Case studies examine ethnic and racial political organization, gender quotas, and labor markets across the region, and social exclusion in Brazil, Honduras, Guatemala, Mexico, and Peru. Comparative studies summarize social inclusion policies of both the European Union and selected countries on the Continent.

Diverging paths

Diverging paths

comparing a century of Scandinavian and Latin American economic development

  • Author: Magnus Blomström
  • Publisher: Inter-Amer Development Bank
  • ISBN: 9780940602366
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 276
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Economic Growth in Latin America in the Late 20th Century

Economic Growth in Latin America in the Late 20th Century

Evidence and Interpretation

  • Author: Andrés Solimano,Raimundo Soto,United Nations. Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Publisher: United Nations Publications
  • ISBN: 9789211215281
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 44
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The purpose of this paper is to advance our understanding of the growth patterns of the Latin American economy in the final decades of the 20th century. The paper focuses on the analysis of medium-to-long run growth, as opposed to the standard discussion of the determinants of high frequency fluctuations (business cycles), and disentangles the contribution of factor accumulation and total factor productivity. It also aims to understand the spells of prosperity and stagnation in several important economies of the region, as well as identify stories of growth decline and divergence in recent decades.

The Economic Development of Latin America and Its Principal Problems

The Economic Development of Latin America and Its Principal Problems

  • Author: United Nations. Economic Commission for Latin America,Raúl Prebisch
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Latin America
  • Page: 59
  • View: 5699
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China And Latin America: Economic And Trade Cooperation In The Next Ten Years

China And Latin America: Economic And Trade Cooperation In The Next Ten Years

  • Author: Su Zhenxing
  • Publisher: World Scientific
  • ISBN: 9813202300
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 708
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The international financial crisis in 2008 marked the beginning of important changes in the international economic system. The emerging market economies are increasingly becoming a driving force for the global economic growth. Under such circumstances, the Sino-Latin American economic and trade cooperation has entered a new period of historical opportunity. Based on the economic development trend and the adjustment of policy, this book explores the prospect for Sino-Latin American economic and trade cooperation. It tracks the development path for this cooperation in the next 10 years by analyzing resource endowment, industrial structure, economic system, development pattern, basic economic policy, economic environment, economic and trade relations between China and Latin America .

Economic Development in the Americas Since 1500

Economic Development in the Americas Since 1500

Endowments and Institutions

  • Author: Stanley L. Engerman,Kenneth L. Sokoloff
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107009553
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 417
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Examines differences in the rates of economic growth in Latin America and mainland North America since the seventeenth century.