1st Edition

The Global Economic Crisis in Latin America Impacts and Responses

Edited By Michael Cohen Copyright 2012
    256 Pages 24 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    232 Pages 24 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    When the 2008 housing market bubble burst in the United States, a financial crisis rippled from the epi-center in the United States across borders into economies both near and far, causing persistent social and economic detriment in many countries. The Global Economic Crisis in Latin America: Impacts and Responses is an examination of the impacts and responses in the diverse Latin American region through the lens of three countries: Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina.

    1. Introduction Michael Cohen, Mitch Cook and Tanushree Dutta Isaacman  Part 1: Setting the Global Context  2. How Has Latin America Fared During the Global Financial Crisis? Jose Antonio Ocampo  3. The Global Economic Crisis: What does it mean for the Developming World? Deepak Nayyar  Part 2: Argentina, Brazi, and Mexico  4. Argentina and the International Economic Crisis: Unconventional Resilience  5. The Mexican Economy and the International Financial Crisis Juan Carolox, Moreno-Brid and Ramón Padilla-Pérz  5. Brazilian Economic Policy and the 200-2009 Crisis Nelson Barbosa  6. The Mexican Economy and the International Financial Crisis Juan Carolos Moreno-Brid and Ramón Padilla-Pérez  Part 3: Cross-Cutting Issues  7. Global Recession and the Informal Economy: Evidence from Latin America and Beyond Martha Alter Chen  8. The City in the Global Crisis: Understanding Impacts and Strengthening the Performance of Stimulus Packages Michael Cohen  9. Municipal Finance and State Performance in the Crisis: The Experience of Brazil and Mexico Mitchell Cook  10. Conclusion, A Criticial Juncturre: Expermentation & Recovery Michael Cohen, Tamushree Dutta Isaacman and Mitchell Cook


    Michael Cohen is Professor of International Affairs and Director of the International Affairs Program at the New School University, USA.