Pinochet's Economists: The Chicago School of Economics in Chile

Pinochet's Economists: The Chicago School of Economics in Chile

by Juan Gabriel Valdes
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521064406

ISBN-13: 9780521064408

Pub. Date: 06/05/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book tells the extraordinary story of the Pinochet regime>'s economists, known as the Chicago Boys. Following their training as economists at the University of Chicago, they took advantage of the opportunity afforded them by the 1973 military coup to launch the first radical free market strategy impl emented in a developing country. The ideological strength of

Overview

This book tells the extraordinary story of the Pinochet regime>'s economists, known as the Chicago Boys. Following their training as economists at the University of Chicago, they took advantage of the opportunity afforded them by the 1973 military coup to launch the first radical free market strategy impl emented in a developing country. The ideological strength of their mission and the military authoritarianism of General Pinochet combined to transform an economy that, following the return to democracy, has stabilised and is now seen as a model for Latin America.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521064408
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/05/2008
Series:
Historical Perspectives on Modern Economics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface and acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Authoritarians Without a Project; 2. Ideological Transfer; 3. The Chicago School of Economics; 4. The Actors of ideological Transfer; 5. The Contracts between ICA, Chicago and the Universidad Católica; 6. The Chile Project and the Birth of the Chicago Boys; 7. The Implantation of the Chicago School in Chile; 8. The Export of the Chicago Tradition; 9. In Search of Politics; 10 The Elusive Hegemony; 11. Under the Unidad Popular; Conclusions.

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