Monitoring the Evolution of Latin American Economies using a Flow-of-funds Framework Esteban Peez Caldentey and Manuel Cruz Luzuriaga

Flow-of-funds accounting permits to monitor the financial sector in terms of flows and stocks and to analyze its relationship with the real sector. Traditionally practised in developed nations, this accounting has not experienced a parallel development in developing countries. In order to fill this gap, the paper undertakes the construction of a data base of flow-of-funds account matrices for various Latin American and Asian countries, exemplifying their use for the study of financial crisis in these regions. Monitoring_Evolution (Download the full text in PDF format)

Why Latin American Nations Fail Edited by: Esteban Perez Caldentey and Matias Vernengo

Publishers: University of California Press ISBN: 9780520290303 About the Book The question of development is a major topic in courses across the social sciences and history, particularly those focused on Latin America. Many scholars and instructors have tried to pinpoint, explain, and define the problem of underdevelopment in the region. With new ideas have come new strategies that by and large have failed to explain or reduce income disparity and relieve poverty in the region. Why Latin American Nations Fail brings together leading Latin Americanists from several disciplines to address the topic of how and why contemporary development strategies have failed to…

Why Latin American Nations Fail Edited By: Esteban Perez Caldentey And Matias Vernengo

Money Laundering and Financial Risk Management in Latin America, with Special Reference to Mexico Willy Zapata Sagastume, Juan Carlos Moreno-Brid and Stefanie Garry

This paper reviews the current status of the struggle against money laundering and the financing of terrorism in Latin America and the Caribbean and highlights the importance of its prevention. Money_Laundering (Download the full text in PDF format)

The Challenge before the Latin American Left Prabhat Patnaik

The Left upsurge in Latin America appears to be abating. In October 2015 Jimmy Morales, the conservative candidate in Guatemala, defeated the Left-leaning Sandra Torres in the Presidential elections. On November 22, Mauricio Macri, the conservative Presidential candidate in Argentina, defeated Daniel Scioli, his Peronist rival, by a narrow margin, to bring to an end a long period of Left ascendancy under Presidents Nestor Kirchner and his wife Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner. On December 6, the party of Nicholas Maduro, the successor to Hugo Chavez and the legatee of the Bolivarian Revolution, lost control of the Venezuelan parliament after 17…

Neo-Structuralism and Heterodox Currents in Latin America and the Caribbean at the Beginning of the XXI Century Edited by: Alicia Bárcena and Antonio Prado

Publisher: The United Nations ISBN: 978-92-1-121879-4 (versión impresa y pdf) ISBN: 978-92-1-057093-0 (versión ePub) About the Book This book, edited by the Executive Secretary (Alicia Bárcena) and Deputy Executive Secretary (Antonio Prado) of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC, Chile), explores and examines the spaces for dialogue and collaboration between Structuralism/Neo-Structuralism and heterodox currents of thought with a focus on Latin America and the Caribbean. This effort is a basis to articulate a policy agenda alternative to that of mainstream economics. The book is available in Spanish (for the time being) and can be downloaded freely…

Neo-Structuralism And Heterodox Currents In Latin America And The Caribbean At The Beginning Of The XXI Century Edited By: Alicia Bárcena And Antonio Prado

Latin America’s Social Imagination since 1950. From One Type of ‘Absolute Certainties’ to Another— with No (Far More Creative) ‘Uncomfortable Uncertainties’ in Sight Jose Gabriel Palma

The author investigates the historical evolution of social science schools to understand the lack of critical thinkers in this field in Latin America. LA_Social_Imagination (Download the full texts in PDF format) (This article was originally published as Cambridge Working Paper in Economics (CWPE 1416) and can be accessed at http://www.econ.cam.ac.uk/research/repec/cam/pdf/cwpe1416.pdf )

Industrial Policy: A missing link in Mexico’s quest for export-led growth Juan Carlos Moreno-Brid

This article explores the need for Mexico to adopt an active industrial policy as a key instrument to assist in the nation’s so far failed quest for high and sustained growth. Industrial_Policy (Download the full text in PDF format) (This article was originally published in the Latin American Policy—Volume 4, Number 2—Pages 216–237.)