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Pinochet's economists : the Chicago school in Chile

Author: Juan Gabriel Valdés
Publisher: Cambridge, England ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1995.
Series: Historical perspectives on modern economics.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A fascinating, masterful, generally objective, critical examination of Chilean economic development primarily between 1973-94. Focuses on the role of the Chicago School in reshaping the economic structure and destiny of Chile during the Pinochet, Aylwin, and Frei presidencies. Describes the rise to prominence of the Chicago School actors in the Pinochet government, the implantation of the Chicago School in Chile,  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Juan Gabriel Valdés
ISBN: 0521451469 9780521451468
OCLC Number: 30812709
Notes: Based on the author's thesis (doctoral)--Princeton.
Description: xiii, 334 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Authoritarians without a project --
2. Ideological transfer --
3. The Chicago School of Economics --
4. The actors of ideological transfer --
5. The contracts between ICA, Chicago, and the Universidad Catolica --
6. The Chile Project and the birth of the Chicago Boys --
7. The implantation of the Chicago School in Chile --
8. The export of the Chicago tradition --
9. In search of politics --
10. The elusive hegemony --
11. Under the Unidad Popular.
Series Title: Historical perspectives on modern economics.
Responsibility: Juan Gabriel Valdés.
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"A fascinating, masterful, generally objective, critical examination of Chilean economic development primarily between 1973-94. Focuses on the role of the Chicago School in reshaping the economic structure and destiny of Chile during the Pinochet, Aylwin, and Frei presidencies. Describes the rise to prominence of the Chicago School actors in the Pinochet government, the implantation of the Chicago School in Chile, the two phases of power of the Chicago School actors, the progress towards a stable economy, and the return to democracy. Concludes 'that the Chicago revolution has left an indelible stamp on Chilean society's complex route towards modernity' (p. 280)"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57.

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