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Ideas in the History of Economic Development

The Case of Peripheral Countries, 1st Edition

Edited by Estrella Trincado, Denis Melnik, Andres Lazzarini


304 pages

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This edited volume examines the relationship between economic ideas, economic policies and development institutions. By analysing the cases of 11 peripheral countries in Europe, Latin America and Asia across the 19th and 20th centuries, it sheds light on the obstacles that have prevented their sustained economic growth 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.

Table of Contents

Introduction Estrella Trincado, Andres Lazzarini, Denis Melnik

Part I: Europe

1. Economic Development in Spain from the 19th Century Industrialization Debates to the Opening of the Economy in the Mid-1970s Estrella Trincado, Elena Gallego

2. Economic Development and Development Thinking in Portugal During 19th-20th Centuries Carlos Bastien, Ana Bela Nunes

3. Italian Economists, Paradigmatic Revolutions and Development Issues in Italy, 1874-1917 Simona Pisanelli

4. Development as the Task for Russian Economic Thought of the 19th – 20th Centuries Denis Melnik

5. Development Issues in the Economic Thought of the European Periphery: The Case of Bulgaria Pencho D. Penchev

Part II: Asia

6. Chinese Debates on Economic Development in the 1920s-1940s Olga Borokh

7. Co-Evolution and Continuity Between Context and Economic Thinking: The Indian Postcolonial Path Eduardo Crespo, Manuel Gonzalo

8. Development and Inequality in Japanese Economic Thought Jou Ishii

Part III: Latin America

9. American Hegemony and Brazilian Stagnation in Historical Perspective Matias Vernengo

10. Redistribution, Structural Change and Dollarization: Understanding Ecuadorian Perspectives Marco Missaglia

11. An Alternative Structuralist Interpretation of the Economic ‘Golden Era’ In Argentina, 1870-1930 Fabian Amico, Numa Mazat

12. Political Economy of De-Industrialization and the Demise of the Instruments of Development in the Periphery: The Case of Argentina in 1976-1983 Gabriel Brondino, Andres Lazzarini

13. Economic Thought and Institutions in Latin America: From Structuralism to Dependency Theory and Beyond Martin Abeles, Roberto Lampa

Conclusion Estrella Trincado, Andres Lazzarini, Denis Melnik

About the Editors

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

Andres Lazzarini is Researcher at the National Scientific and Technical Research Council, Argentina and Lecturer 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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economic History
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / Macroeconomics
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Economic Development
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General