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The Elusive Quest for Growth in Argentina

The Elusive Quest for Growth in Argentina

by D. Chudnovsky, A. Lopez
     
 

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This book explores a big puzzle in development economics - why Argentina, despite rich natural resources and ample human capital, has endured such poor growth performance. The authors use rigorous economic analysis and an institutional and historical approach to show what went wrong, in a timely contribution to the sustainable development debate.

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This book explores a big puzzle in development economics - why Argentina, despite rich natural resources and ample human capital, has endured such poor growth performance. The authors use rigorous economic analysis and an institutional and historical approach to show what went wrong, in a timely contribution to the sustainable development debate.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"This brilliant book by Chudnovsky and Lópezbrings together their decades-long and careful study of the Argentine economy in the Post-War period. This is one of the finest books available on Argentina, co-authored by two of the best economists of that country."

- Jorge Niosi, Professor of Management Science, Université du Québec à Montrèal

"This is more than an excellent introduction to disappointing Argentine economic development over the last half century. The volume also confronts alternative explanations for lack of growth, thereby developing a more comprehensive view where industrial structure, technology, and institutions all enter. It merits attention."

- Albert Fishlow, Professor of International Affairs and Director, Center for Brazilian Studies, Columbia University

"Through detailed, rigorous, and scholarly analysis, the authors make insightful contributions to the literature on Argentina's economy and the broader understanding of the development process."

- Kevin P. Gallagher, Assistant Professor of International Relations, Boston University

"Most analyses of the Argentine economy focus on the role of macroeconomics and political instability in determining the poor performance of the country. Without ignoring the role of these factors, Chudnovsky and López present an insightful analysis on the role ofproduction sectorrestructuring and the associatedmicroeconomicfactors in the dynamics of the two major growth spurts that Argentinaexperienced over the past four decades, and why they proved unsustainable.Readers will find the analysis quite stimulating."

- José Antonio Ocampo, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs "This sweeping, highly readable explores the factors that have made Argentina incapable of sustaining its economic growth, compared to Brazil and Mexico and countries in East Asia... Recommended." - CHOICE

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403977892
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
06/08/2007
Edition description:
2007
Pages:
219
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

Meet the Author

Daniel Chudnovsky held a D. Phil. in Economics from Oxford University. He taught Development Economics at the University of San Andrés and was Director of the Centro de Investigaciones para la Transformación (CENIT) in Argentina.
Andrés López is Doctor in Economic Sciences at the University of Buenos Aires. He is Principal Researcher at the Centro de Investigaciones para la Transformación (CENIT), Buenos Aires, Argentina and teaches Development Economics at the University of Buenos Aires. Both Chudnovsky and López have written extensively on economic development, foreign direct investment, technological innovation, economic and financial crises, environmental management, and regional integration.

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