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The Global Economic Crisis in Latin America

Impacts and Responses, 1st Edition

Edited by Michael Cohen


232 pages | 24 B/W Illus.

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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.

Table of Contents

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

About the Editor

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

About the Series

Routledge Studies in the Modern World Economy

In an increasingly interdependent world, many of the most important issues are driven by economic forces. This series applies newly developed economic techniques to some of the most pressing contemporary problems. The aim of the series is to demonstrate the relevance of modern economic theory to the modern world economy, and to provide key reading for researchers and policy-makers.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / Economics
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Economic Conditions