Skip to content
The Cambridge Economic History of Latin America

The Cambridge Economic History of Latin America

Volume 2. The Long Twentieth Century


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
View all contributors
  • Date Published: March 2006
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521812900

£ 178.00

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Other available formats:

Looking for an inspection copy?

This title is not currently available on inspection

Product filter button
About the Authors
  • Volume Two treats the 'long twentieth century' from the onset of modern economic growth to the present. It analyzes the principal dimensions of Latin America's first era of sustained economic growth from the last decades of the nineteenth century 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
    Read more

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity


    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?


    Product details

    • Date Published: March 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

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner Please see the permission section of the catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×
warning icon

Turn stock notifications on?

You must be signed in to your Cambridge account to turn product stock notifications on or off.

Sign in Create a Cambridge account arrow icon

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.


Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.