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Industry and Development in Argentina
An Intellectual History, 1914–1980



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ISBN 9781032398365
February 27, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
432 Pages

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This book explores the twists and turns in Argentina’s modern economic history and the debates that raged there around a problem common to all former colonies: how to achieve a level of economic growth for its population in a world characterized by unequal economic relations between the industrialized nations of the north and the commodity producers of the south.

This pathbreaking book on the history of ideas on industrialization and economic development in Argentina draws on a rigorous investigation of multiple sources which demonstrates Argentina’s role as a laboratory for and disseminator of ideas that would eventually become the common property of all the developing world. Influential thinkers such as Raúl Prebisch and Aldo Ferrer, leading figures in twentieth century Latin American economic thought, developed important ideas such as unequal international trade relations, the promise and limits of Import Substitution Industrialization, the role of the state in the development of a national capitalism. These were the forerunners of similar concerns in other countries in Latin America and elsewhere in the world.

The book will be of interest to historians, economists, sociologists of economic development and related disciplines concerned with questions of global economic inequality.

Table of Contents

Introduction - Why a History of Ideas on Industry? 1. Post Bellum. The Beginnings of ‘Industrialism’ and the Revista de Economía Argentina (1914-1930) 2. Post Crisis: The Construction of a Consensus: State Intervention and Industrialization (1930-1940) 3. In bello. Wartime Alternatives (1940-1945) 4. Post Bellum. The Beginnings of Industrial Policy and Postwar Dilemmas (1945—1950) 5. Foreign Capital as a Response to External Constraints (1950-1962) 6. The Renewed Heyday of the Industrial Debate (1962-1965) 7. Consolidation of the "Industrial-Export" Consensus (1965-1969) 8. From Dependency to Peronist Nationalism (1970-1975) 9. Alea iacta est. The End of the Industrial Consensus (1975-1980)

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Biography

Marcelo Rougier is Professor of Economic History at the Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina, CONICET Principal Researcher at Instituto Interdisciplinario de Economía Política de Buenos Aires (IIEP-Baires), Director of the Centro de Estudios de Historia Económica Argentina y Latinoamericana (CEHEAL) and Co-editor of the online journal [email protected]

Juan Odisio is Professor of Economic History at the Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina and at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, CONICET Associate Researcher at Instituto Interdisciplinario de Economía Política de Buenos Aires (IIEP-Baires) and Co-editor of the online journals [email protected] and História Econômica & História de Empresas (Brazil).

James Brennan is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of California, Riverside. He is the author, editor and translator of numerous books on modern Argentine history. His most recent book is Argentina’s Missing Bones. Revisiting the History of the Dirty War.