Peripheral Visions of Economic Development: New frontiers in development economics and the history of economic thought - Routledge Studies in Development Economics (Hardback)Mario Garcia-Molina (editor), Hans-Michael Trautwein (editor)
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This book explores peripheral visions on economic development, both in the sense that it deals with specific issues of economic development and underdevelopment in countries at the periphery of the world economy, and in terms of its exploration of the economic thinking developed in those regions, particularly in Latin America. Bringing together an international group of historians of thought, economic historians and development economists from Latin America, Europe and other parts of the world, this volume is highly credited and is an excellent contribution to development economic studies.
This book is divided into four parts. Following the introduction, the first set of papers describes the evolution of core-periphery perspectives in key contributions by Raul Prebisch, Oskar Lange, Albert Hirschman, Celso Furtado and Homero Cuevas. The second set discusses the links between unbalanced productive structures and external trade in peripheral countries. The third set contains papers on critical episodes in the development of monetary and financial systems in Latin America during the 19th and 20th centuries. The fourth set deals with geographical and institutional aspects of path dependence in the governance of external trade and in the development of liberties, property rights and economic education in Europe, Latin America and Africa. Several chapters make use of hitherto unexplored archival material. Other chapters draw attention to important episodes or literatures that have largely gone unnoticed in the English-speaking world. Yet others combine conceptual innovations with work on new historical data and other sources hitherto not utilized in such contexts.
This book is ideal for those who study and research development economics, history of economic thought and economic history, especially in Latin America.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 342
Weight: 658 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 21 mm
'...the sequential reading of all the chapters of the book produces a solid perspective. This seems to be due in particular to how the different perspectives relate to the broad theme of economic development. This debate gains in density and complexity throughout the chapters, exceeding the specific perspective of the field of development economics, as it emerged in the postwar period, and taking economic development as a perennial and cross-cutting issue in economic thought. In this regard, the book is no doubt an important contribution to the debate on economic development in connection with a perspective on the history of economic thought.'
Alexandre Mendes Cunha, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Journal of the History of Economic Thought
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