Ideas, Policies and Economic Development in the Americas

Ideas, Policies and Economic Development in the Americas

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The interplay of ideas and policies is central to understanding the historical evolution of economies. Ideas shape economic institutions and real economic constraints are the source of new economic ideas.

The history of economic ideas, both those that are fairly recent and those that are considerably older, may provide a fertile ground for new approaches to Latin American and Caribbean economic development. However, the history of economic ideas and their intricate relation to economic policies remains a relatively unexplored field in Latin American and Caribbean studies. This book is a valuable new contribution to this emerging literature.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 262 pages
  • 158.75 x 228.6 x 19.05mm | 362.87g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 10 Line drawings, black and white; 20 Tables, black and white; 10 Illustrations, black and white
  • 1138806315
  • 9781138806313

Table of contents

Introduction 1. Half a Century of Terms of Trade Controversies 2. Aspects of the Terms of Trade Controversy in Mexican History of Economic Thought 3. Strategies of `Industrialization by Invitation' in the Caribbean 4. Exchange Rate Regimes from a Latin American Analytical Perspective 5. Economic Ideas and Policies in Historical Perspective: Cairu and Hamilton on Trade and Finance 6. Raul Prebisch Before and After ECLAC and UNCTAD 7. Anglo-Saxon Structuralism versus Latin American Structuralism: Latin American Development Thought in Comparative Perspective 8. Shifting Developmental Paradigms in Latin America: Is Neoliberalismo History? 9. Celso Furtado and Economic Development 10. Reflections on Structuralism 11. Structural-inertial Inflation Revisited
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About Matias Vernengo

Esteban Perez -Caldentey is based at the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. Matias Vernengo is in the economics department at the University of Utah, USA
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