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