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The Cambridge Economic History of Latin America

The Cambridge Economic History of Latin America

Volume 2. The Long Twentieth Century

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Lius Bertola, Jeffrey Williamson, Alan M. Taylor, Marcelo de Paiva Abreu, Victor Bulmer-Thomas, Alan Dye, Roberto Cortes Conde, Richard Salvucci, William Summerhill, Otto Solbrig, Blanca Sanchez, Fernando Reimers, Otto Solbrig, Stephen Haber, Miguel Szekely, Andres Montes
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  • Date Published: January 2006
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521812900

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  • Volume Two treats the "long twentieth century" from the onset of modern economic growth to the present. After analyzing the principal dimensions of Latin America's first era of sustained economic growth up to 1930, it explores the era of inward-looking development from the 1930s to the collapse of import-substituting industrialization and the return to strategies of globalization in the 1980s. Finally, it looks at the long term trends in capital flows, agriculture and the environment.

    • Comparative and synthetic allowing readers to understand similarities and differences in the paths of the economies discussed
    • Covers all of Latin American economic history, not just the last two centuries
    • Covers issues like education and the environment which economic histories tend to neglect
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    "This second volume, like the first, will take its place in many a scholar's personal library, and will influence a new generation of economic historians involved in the region. Not at all least, the bibliographical comments accompnaying the chapters will direct the diligent reader to related sources carefully selected by individual authors. So in many ways, it really represents a wonderful beginning to, rather than the end of, study of the economic history of Latin America in the long twentieth century. I suspect that is exactly how the very distinguished editors and participants would like it to be." - Albert Fishlow, Columbia Institute of Latin American Studies and Center for the Study of Brazil at Columbia University

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    Product details

    • Date Published: January 2006
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521812900
    • length: 764 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 162 x 51 mm
    • weight: 1.161kg
    • contains: 85 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Cycles of Globalization:
    1. Globalization and inequality Lius Bertola and Jeffrey Williamson
    2. Foreign capital flows Alan M. Taylor
    3. The external context Marcelo de Paiva Abreu
    4. Globalization and the new economic model Victor Bulmer-Thomas
    Part II. Onset of Modernization:
    5. The institutional framework Alan Dye
    6. Fiscal and monetary regimes Roberto Cortés Conde
    7. Export-led industrialization Richard Salvucci
    8. The development of infrastructure William Summerhill
    Part III. Factor Endowments:
    9. Economic growth and environmental change Otta Solbrig
    10. Labor and immigration Blanca Sanchez
    11. Education and social progress Fernando Reimers
    Part IV. Sectoral Development and Equity:
    12. Structure, performance, and policy in agriculture Otto Solbrig
    13. The political economy of industrialization Stephen Haber
    14. Poverty and inequality Miguel Szekely and Andres Montes.

  • Editors

    Victor Bulmer-Thomas
    Victor Bulmer-Thomas is the Director of Chatham House, the London home of the Royal Institute of International Affairs and Professor Emeritus at the University of London. He is a Director of the new India Investment Trust. He is the editor of The Economic History of Latin America Since Independence, Second Edition (2003) and Regional Integration in Latin America and the Caribbean: The Political Economy of Open Regionalism (2001).

    John Coatsworth
    John H. Coatsworth is Monroe Gutman Professor of Latin American Affairs in the Department of History at Harvard University. In addition to serving as the Director of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies since its founding in 1994, he chairs the University Committee on Human Rights Studies. His recent books include Latin America and the World Economy since 1800, edited with Alan M. Taylor (1998) and Culturas Econtradas: Cuba y los Estados Unidos, Edited with Rafael Hernandez (2001).

    Roberto Cortes-Conde
    Roberto Cortés Conde is Professor Emeritus of Economics at Universidad de Sand Andrés in Buenos Aires, Argentina and a corresponding member of the Royal Academy of History of Spain. A former Guggenheim Fellow, he has published numerous books and scholarly articles. His most recent books include La Economía Argentina en el Largo Plazo (Siglos xix yxx)(1997), Transferring Wealth and Power from the Old to the New Wold: Monetary and Fiscal Instututions in the 17th Through the 19th Century (2002), edited with Michael D. Bordo, and Historia Económica Mundial (2003).


    Lius Bertola, Jeffrey Williamson, Alan M. Taylor, Marcelo de Paiva Abreu, Victor Bulmer-Thomas, Alan Dye, Roberto Cortes Conde, Richard Salvucci, William Summerhill, Otto Solbrig, Blanca Sanchez, Fernando Reimers, Otto Solbrig, Stephen Haber, Miguel Szekely, Andres Montes

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