Ideas, Policies and Economic Development in the Americas Edited by Esteban Perez Caldentey and Matias Vernengo

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group

ISBN-10: 1138806315

ISBN-13: 978-1138806313

Contributing Authors: Luiz Carlos Bresser-Pereira, James M. Cypher, Kenneth P. Jameson, Julio Lopez Gallardo, Carlos Mallorquin, Ricardo Mansilla, Juan Carlos Moreno-Brid, Jose Antonio Ocampo, Maria Angela Parra, Esteban Pérez Caldentey, Jaime Ros, Diego Sanchez-Anchochea and Matias Vernengo.

About the Book

The interplay of ideas and policies is central to understanding the historical evolution of economies. Ideas shape economic institutions and real economic constraints are the source of new economic ideas. The history of economic ideas, both those that are fairly recent and those that are considerably older, may provide a fertile ground for new approaches to Latin American and Caribbean economic development. However, the history of economic ideas and their intricate relation to economic policies remains a relatively unexplored field in Latin American and Caribbean studies. This book is a valuable new contribution to this emerging literature.


• Foreword by Lance Taylor
1. Introduction: Ideas, Policies and Economic Development in the Americas
    Esteban Perez Caldentey and Matias Vernengo
2. Method and Passion in Celso Furtado
     Luiz Carlos Bresser-Pereira
3. Shifting Developmental Paradigms in Latin America: Is Neoliberalism History?
    James M. Cypher
4. Exchange Rate Regimes from a Latin American Analytical Perspective
    Kenneth P. Jameson
5. The Latin American Theory of Inflation and Beyond
    Julio Lopez Gallardo and Ricardo Mansilla
6. The Unfamiliar Raul Prebisch
 Carlos Mallorquin
7. Mexico’s Market Reforms in Historical Perspective
  Juan Carlos Moreno-Brid and Jaime Ros
8. The Continuing Relevance of the Terms of Trade and Industrialization Debates
    Jose Antonio Ocampo and Maria Angela Parra
9. Strategies of “Industrialization by Invitation” in the Caribbean
 Esteban Perez Caldentey
10. Anglo-Saxon versus Latin American Structuralism in Development Economics.
    Diego Sanchez-Ancochea
11. Economic Ideas and Policies in Historical Perspective: Cairu and Hamilton on Trade and Finance
Matias Vernengo

About the Editors

Esteban Pérez Caldentey is presently Economic Affairs Officer in the Division of Economic Development at ECLAC. Santiago, Chile and
Matias Vernengo is Assistant Professor at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA.