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Latin America and the world economy since 1800

Author: John H Coatsworth; Alan M Taylor; David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University/David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, ©1998.
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"The Latin American economies, once among the most productive in the world, were already falling behind the advancing economies of the North Atlantic by 1800. A century later, nearly all were "underdeveloped." In the twentieth century, most grew respectably but none managed to catch up. What explains these trends? How important were Latin America's changing relations with the evolving global economy? What hypotheses  Read more...
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Latin America and the world economy since 1800.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University/David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, c1998
(OCoLC)652330126
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John H Coatsworth; Alan M Taylor; David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies.
ISBN: 0674512804 9780674512801 0674512812 9780674512818
OCLC Number: 39671655
Description: xiv, 484 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Economic and institutional trajectories in nineteenth-century Latin America / John H. Coatsworth --
Property rights and land conflict: a comparison of settlement of the US Western and Brazilian Amazon frontiers / Lee J. Alston, Gary D. Libecap, and Bernardo Mueller --
The comparative productivity performance of Brazil and Mexico, 1950-1994 / André A. Hoffman and Nanno Mulder --
Business finance and the São Paulo Bolsa, 1886-1917 / Anne Hanley --
Finance and development in an emerging market: Argentina in the interwar period / Gerardo della Paolera and Alan M. Taylor --
Patterns of foreign investment in Latin America in the twentieth century / Michael J. Twomey --
Economic development and population change: Argentina, 1810-1870 / Carlos Newland --
Banking and money markets in Brazil, 1889-1930 / Gail D. Triner --
Economic growth in Argentina in the period 1900-1930: some evidence from stock returns / Leonard I. Nakamura and Carlos E.J.M. Zarazaga --
The efficiency consequences of institutional change: financial market regulation and industrial productivity growth in Brazil, 1866-1934 / Stephen Haber --
Why did Cuban cane growers lose autonomy? 1889-1929 / Alan Dye --
The evolution of prices and real wages in Mexico from the Porfiriato to the revolution / Aurora Gómez-Galvarriato --
Railroads in imperial Brazil, 1854-1889 / William R. Summerhill --
Tariff protection in Mexico, 1892-1909: ad valorem tariff rates and sources of variation / Graciela Márquez --
Latin America during the interwar period: the rise and fall of the gold standard in Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico / Daniel Díaz Fuentes.
Responsibility: edited by John H. Coatsworth and Alan M. Taylor.

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The 15 essays in this volume apply the methods of the new economic history to the history of the Latin American economies since 1800. The authors combine the historian's sensitivity to context and  Read more...

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