Puzzle Of Latin American Economic Development / Edition 3by Patrice Franko
Pub. Date: 03/01/2007
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Thoroughly revised and updated, this text provides the basic economic tools for students to understand the problems facing the countries of Latin America. In this third edition, Patrice Franko analyzes challenges to the neoliberal model of development and highlights recent macroeconomic changes in the region. Including charts and tables with the most current data… See more details below
Thoroughly revised and updated, this text provides the basic economic tools for students to understand the problems facing the countries of Latin America. In this third edition, Patrice Franko analyzes challenges to the neoliberal model of development and highlights recent macroeconomic changes in the region. Including charts and tables with the most current data available, the book also offers a wealth of new boxed discussions and vignettes. After a brief historical overview incorporating quantitative and theory-driven results from the new economic history, Franko builds a contemporary model of regional development. She explores the contradictions of growth, especially in the context of overcoming intractable problems of poverty, education, health, and discrimination. Franko focuses on factors of competitiveness, including labor markets, technology, and infrastructure challenges. Inviting students to view challenges through the eyes of policymakers, the text encourages a critical assessment of past and present policy choices. Updated chapters include new research on debt relief, inflation targeting, the changing role of the state, the challenge from China, chronic poverty, bottom-of-the-pyramid marketing, conditional transfer programs, and progress on the millennium development goals. Liberally interspersed with examples and case studies, the book successfully combines theory and its application in the real world. This innovative yet user-friendly text simultaneously challenges strong students while clarifying the fundamentals for novices. By exploring the difficult choices facing Latin American policymakers, the author gives readers interested in economics or in Latin American studies the conceptual means to understand the puzzle of strong, sustainable, and equitable growth in the region.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Development in Latin America: Conceptualizing Economic Change in the Region
Chapter 2: Historical Legacies: Patterns of Unequal and Unstable Growth
Chapter 3: Import Substitution Industrialization: Looking Inward for the Source of Economic Growth
Chapter 4: Latin America's Debt Crisis: The Limits of External Financing
Chapter 5: Macroeconomic Stabilization: A Critical Ingredient for Sustained Growth
Chapter 6: The Role of the State: From a Smaller to a Smarter State
Chapter 7: Financing for Development: Public and Private Capital Flows to Latin America
Chapter 8: Contemporary Trade Policy: Engine or Brakes for Growth?
Chapter 9: Policies Underpinning Growth: Productivity and Competitiveness in the Global Economy
Chapter 10: Rural Development: Sowing the Seeds of Equitable, Sustainable Growth in Latin America
Chapter 11: Poverty and Inequality: Addressing the Social Deficit in Latin America
Chapter 12: Health Policy: Investing in People's Future
Chapter 13: Education Policy: The Source of Equitable, Sustainable Growth
Chapter 14: Environmental Challenges: Internalizing the Costs of Development
Chapter 15: Lessons Learned: Cycles in Latin American Development
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