1st Edition

Ideas in the History of Economic Development The Case of Peripheral Countries

Edited By Estrella Trincado, Andrés Lazzarini, Denis Melnik Copyright 2020
    306 Pages
    by Routledge

    306 Pages 24 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This edited volume examines the relationship between economic ideas, economic policies and development institutions, analysing the cases of 11 peripheral countries in Europe, Latin America and Asia across the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

    It sheds light on the obstacles that have prevented the sustained economic growth of these countries and examines the origins of national and regional approaches to development. The chapters present a fascinating insight into the ideas and visions in the different locations, with the overarching categories of economic nationalism and economic liberalism and how they have influenced development outcomes.

    This book will be valuable reading for advanced students and researchers of development economics, the history of economic thought and economic history.

    List of figures List of tables List of contributors Introduction Estrella Trincado, Andrés Lazzarini and Denis Melnik Part I Europe 1 Degrees of abstraction in development economics Vladimir Avtonomov 2 Debates on Development in the Spanish economy, 1848-1960 Elena Gallego and Estrella Trincado 3 Development economics in Portugal Carlos Bastien and Ana Bela Nunes 4 Italian economists, paradigmatic revolutions and development issues in Italy in the last quarter of the nineteenth century Simona Pisanelli 5 Soviet development model: A history of interpretations Denis Melnik 6 Development issues in the Economic Thought of the European Periphery: The Case of Bulgaria from the mid-nineteenth century to the mid-twentieth century Pencho D. Pechev Part II Asia 7 Chinese debates on economic development in the 1920s-1940s Olga Borokh 8 ‘Old’ Chinese debates on economic development: Not only Chinese, and not so old Clara García 9 Indian Nationalism: Asian context, interwar years and Nehruvian Statebuilding Manuel Gonzalo and Eduardo Crespo 10 Economic Development and Economics in Japan, 1870-1940 Jou Ishii Part III Latin America 11 From Developmentalism to Neoliberalism in Latin America Matías Vernengo 12 Redistribution, Growth, Structural Change and Dollarization: Understanding Ecuadorian perspectives Marco Missaglia 13 The Politics of Economic Development: Latin America Through the Eyes of Albert O. Hirschman Andrés M. Guiot-Isaac 14 An Alternative Demand-Led, Structuralist Interpretation of the Economic ‘Golden Era’ in Argentina (1870-1930) Fabián Amico and Numa Mazat 15 The rise and fall of economic development preoccupations in Argentina and the turn toward neoliberalism in the 1970s Andrés Lazzarini and Gabriel Brondino 16 The place of institutions in Latin American development: From Prebisch to Dependency Theory and beyond Roberto Lampa Index


    Estrella Trincado is Professor of History of Economic Thought at the Complutense University of Madrid, Spain.

    Andres Lazzarini is Assistant Professor at the Institute of Economics, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

    Denis Melnik is Associate Professor at the National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia.