1st Edition

Studies in the History of Latin American Economic Thought

By Oreste Popescu Copyright 1997
    336 Pages
    by Routledge

    330 Pages
    by Routledge

    This is the first study of the development of economic thought in Latin America. It traces the development of economic ideas during five centuries and across the whole continent. It addresses a wide range of approaches to economic issues including:
    * the scholastic tradition in Latin American economies
    * the quantity theory of money
    * cameralism
    * human captal theory.

    Acknowledgements; Contents; Introduction: A Historiography of Hispanic Economic Thought; Indian Economics; Juan de Matienzo and Tomas de Mercado; Scholastic Economics; Quantity Theory of Money; Indoamerican Development Doctrines; Cameralism; Jose Cardiel; Colombian Economic Development; The Economic Development of Argentina in the thinking of Manuel Belgrano; The Treatise of Diego Padilla; Esteban Echeverria; A Treatise on Political Economy in 1823; The Lopez - Pellegrini School; Human Capital in Bolivia; Silvio Gesell; Raul Prebisch; Notes; Bibliography


    Oreste Popescu was born in Romania in 1913. He has held a number of academic posts, including technical consultancies on various UN/UNDP programmes, and has published more than 100 papers in addition to several books. He currently teaches at the Argentine Catholic University of Buenos Aires and directs the Institute of History of Latin American Economic Thought.