The book aims at offering a comparative, multi-perspective analysis of the different, at times parallel, at times with varying degrees of interdependence, macroeconomic and structural adjustments in the two continents against the backdrop of important processes of regional integration. Its reading offers a multifaceted appreciation of the reality emerging from the mixing up of longer run tendencies deepened by the brute force of the financial and then industrial crisis.
Introduction 1. Growth under Strain in the European Union: A Long Run Perspective Francesco Farina 2. Regional Integration and Growth: An Empirical Assessment for Latin American Countries Christine Carton and Sadri Slim 3. Development and Inequality in Latin America and Europe Celia Lessa Kerstenetzky and Ernesto Savaglio 4. Aggregate Threshold Effects in the Generation of Human Capital: The Cases of Latin America and Europe Joilson Dias and John Mcdermott 5. International Interdependence and Macroeconomic Transmission: Europe and Latin America Maria Helena Ambrosio Dias, Joilson Dias and Lionello Punzo 6. Latin American Exports to the European Union: Opportunities for Latin American Development José Manuel García De La Cruz, David Matesanz Gómez and Ángeles Sánchez Díez 7. Commercial Integration And The Structure Of Trade Flows In Latin America Marta Castilho and Martin Puchet Anyaul 8. Economic Integration And Mobility Versus Persistence Of Technological Specialization Patterns: Some Evidence From The European Union And Latin America Experiences Ana Urraca Ruiz 9. Latin America: Relative Performance, Structural Change and Technological Capabilities in Historical Perspective Luis Bértola and Carlos Bianchi 10. Brazil’s Economy – 1971-2008: Growth Pattern and Structural Change Carmem Feijo, Lionello F. Punzo and Marcos Tostes Lamônica 11. An Eventful Evolution: The Argentine Growth Experience 1950-2010 D. Heymann and A. Ramos 12. The Mexican Economy in 1960-2010: From Import Substitution and State-Led-Industrialization to Export-Led Slow Growth Juan Carlos Moreno-Brid and Jaime Ros 13. Audiovisual Industries and their Growth Prospects: EU and Latin America Gustavo Buquet and Carlos Casacuberta 14. Software and Information Services: Transnational Corporations’ Strategies in Latin America and Europe Paulo Bastos Tigre and Felipe Silveira Marques 15. New Roles for the Agribusiness Sectors: Technological Trajectories and Institutional Settings Ana Célia Castro 16. Tourism and Growth: Stories of Two Continents Salvatore Bimonte, Juan Gabriel Brida, Manuela Pulina and Lionello F. Punzo 17. Oil and Gas Industry: Capability Building Experiences Frederico Rocha