An Economic History of Twentieth-Century Latin America: Volume I: The Export Ageby E. Cardenas, J. Ocampo, R. Thorp
Pub. Date: 01/13/2001
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
This book explores the impact on Latin America of the extraordinary transformation of the international economy that took place in the half century or so that preceded the world depression of the 1930s. The authors show how the response varied in terms of both growth and distribution, shaped by varying preconditions, and by natural resources and geography. The interplay of economic developments with political and social structures had profound and varied effects on policy-making and on institutions that were of great significance for later decades.
Table of ContentsList of Tables and Figures Foreword: An Economic History of Twentieth Century Latin America Notes on the Contributors Introduction; E.Cardenas, J.A.Ocampo & R.Thorp Brazil as an Export Economy, 1830-1930; M.P.Abreu & A.S.Bevilaqua Coffee and the Origins of Modern Economic Development in Colombia; J.Ocampo & M.M.Botero The Economies of Central America, 1860-1940; H.P.Brignoli Export-led Growth in Mexico, c. 1900-30; A.Knight Peru, 1884-1930: A Beggar Sitting on a Bench of Gold?; P.Drinot Bolivia, 1900-39: Mining, Railways, and Education; M.E.Contreras Trying to 'Tax and Spend' Oneself Out of the 'Dutch Disease': The Chilean Economy from the War of the Pacific to the Great Depression; G.Palma The Vicissitudes of an Exporting Economy: Argentina (1875-1930); R.C.Conde Alteration, Crisis and Adjustment in Cuba, 1898-1939; A.S.Garcia Index
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