1st Edition

Ideas, Policies and Economic Development in the Americas

    262 Pages 10 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    242 Pages 10 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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.

    Introduction (to be written)

    1. Half a Century of Terms of Trade Controversies

    José Antonio Ocampo and Maria Angela Parra

    2. Aspects of the terms of trade controversy in Mexican History of Economic Thought

    Juan Carlos Moreno-Brid and Jaime Ros

    3. Strategies of ‘Industrialization by Invitation’ in the Caribbean

    Esteban Pérez Caldentey

    4. Exchange Rate Regimes from a Latin American Analytical Perspective (Attached)

    Kenneth P. Jameson

    5. Economic Ideas and Policies in Historical Perspective: Cairú and Hamilton on Trade and Finance

    Matías Vernengo

    6. Raúl Prebisch before and after ECLAC and UNCTAD

    Carlos Mallorquin

    7. Anglo-Saxon Structuralism versus Latin American Structuralism: Latin American Development Thought in Comparative Perspective

    Diego Sanchez Ancochea

    8. Shifting Developmental Paradigms in Latin America: Is Neoliberalismo History?

    James Cypher

    9. Celso Furtado and Economic Development

    Alcino F. Câmara Neto

    10. Reflections on Structuralism

    Lance Taylor

    11. Structural-Inertial Inflation Revisited

    Julio López Gallardo and Ricardo Mansilla


    Esteban Pérez -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