An Economic History Of Twentieth-Century Latin America

An Economic History Of Twentieth-Century Latin America

by Enrique Cardenas
     
 

This is the new edition of the highly acclaimed Latin America in the 1930s. The second edition has been revised and updated, including a new preface and updated statistical material, to form the second volume in the Economic History of Latin America. This book confronts the puzzle of Latin Americas rapid recovery from the collapse in the world markets and capital… See more details below

Overview

This is the new edition of the highly acclaimed Latin America in the 1930s. The second edition has been revised and updated, including a new preface and updated statistical material, to form the second volume in the Economic History of Latin America. This book confronts the puzzle of Latin Americas rapid recovery from the collapse in the world markets and capital flows in the late 1920s. It shows how far the safety values which made recovery possible in the 1930s were not available 50 years later. It documents the impact of crisis on the changing role of the state and on institutional development. The Central American case studies have been updated with significantly improved data.

Author Biography: Rosemary Thorp is Reader in the Economics of Latin America, St. Antony's College, Oxford.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333633427
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
01/13/2001
Series:
St Antony's Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.81(d)

Meet the Author

Rosemary Thorp is Reader in the Economics of Latin America at the University of Oxford, Director of the Latin American Centre and a Fellow of St Antony's College and the Chair of Oxfam. Recent publications include Progress, Poverty and Exclusion: An Economic History of Latin America in the Twentieth Century, a report commissioned by the Interamerican Development Bank.

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures
Foreword to an Economic History of Twentieth-Century Latin America
Notes on the Contributors
1Introduction1
2Technological Learning, Institution Building and the Microeconomics of Import Substitution36
3ECLA and the Theory of Import Substituting Industrialization in Latin America58
4The Influence of International Financial Institutions of ISI98
5The Industrialization of Chile during Protectionism, 1940-82114
6Import Substitution and Growth in Brazil, 1890s-1970s154
7The Process of Accelerated Industrialization in Mexico, 1929-82176
8Industrialization in Venezuela, 1936-83: The Problem of Abundance205
9Colombia in the Classical Era of 'Inward-Looking Development', 1930-74239
10Import-Substituting Industrialization in Argentina, 1940-80: Its Achievements and Shortcomings282
11Import Substitution, Economic Integration and the Development of Central America 1950-80314
Index335

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