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A new economic history of Argentina /
edited by Gerardo Della Paolera, Alan M. Taylor.
imprint
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2003.
description
xviii, 397 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
ISBN
0521822475 (hc)
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Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2003.
isbn
0521822475 (hc)
contents note
Introduction / Gerardo della Paolera, Alan M. Taylor -- Between independence and the golden age: the early Argentine economy / Ricardo D. Salvatore, Carlos Newland -- Passing the buck: monetary and fiscal policies / Gerardo della Paolera ... [et al.] -- Economic cycles / Adolfo Sturzenegger, Ramiro Moya -- The labor market / Sebastián Galiani, Pablo Gerchunoff -- Capital accumulation / Alan M. Taylor -- International trade and commercial policy / Julio Berlinski -- Agriculture / Yair Mundlak, Marcelo Regúnaga -- Industry / María Inés Barbero, Fernando Rocchi -- Banking and finance, 1900-1935 / Leonard I. Nakamura, Carlos E.J.M. Zarazaga -- Business, government, and law / Sergio Berensztein, Horacio Spector -- Epilogue: The Argentine puzzle / Gerardo della Paolera, Ezequiel Gallo -- Historical statistics / Gerardo della Paolera ... [et al.].
catalogue key
5110363
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"provides new information about Argentine economic history and offers fresh perspectives on the Argentine economy." Business History Review
Review of the hardback: '... a major contribution to Argentine economic history for some time to come.' Journal of Latin American Studies
"This book provides the best and most comprehensive assessment of Argentina's economic history since Carlos Diaz-Alejandroas classic Essays, and supersedes it for the wide range of topics and the analytical depth with which they are examined. It is highly recommended for the professional economist who wants to experience how deeply macroeconomic behavior is connected to politics in real life and for those who need to be persuaded that applying macroeconomics to history helps decisively to improve historical narrative." Leandro Prados de la Escosura, Universidad Carlos III, Madrid
"Argentina in 2003 is a middle income developing country. Argentina circa 1914 was one of the wealthiest countries in the world, with a GDP more than twice the average for Latin America and Southern Europe. How Argentina fell off its pre-1914 growth path is the subject of this extremely useful volume that brings together the most recent research by economists, political scientists, and historians. This collection of essays will be the standard study of the Argentine climacteric for decades to come." Stephen Haber, A.A. and Jeanne Welch Milligan Professor, Political Science; and Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
'... a major contribution to Argentine economic history for some time to come.' Journal of Latin American Studies
"At the beginning of the twentieth century, Argentina was an affluent society, the most dynamic country in the global system attracting an unprecedented volume of foreign investment and massive flows immigrants. By the end of the century, the former bread basket of the world had become a basket case. A New Economic History of Argentina provides the definitive explanation of how this came about. This outstanding collection of essays assembled by della Paolera and Taylor signals a major advance in research on the Argentine Paradox." Colin M. Lewis, Associate Professor of Latin American Economic History, London School of Economics & Political Science.
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Summaries
Main Description
Argentine economic history has long presented a puzzle: how could a country that was once one of the world's richest, now fare so poorly? What is the economic story behind such long-run divergence? And how does economic reality reflect deeper social, institutional and political forces? Not since the publication of Carlos D az Alejandro's Essays on the Economic History of the Argentine Republic in 1970 has there been another standard reference for those seeking a more quantitative understanding of Argentina's development. In the intervening years research in the 'new economic history' has crafted a more sophisticated interpretation of the past. This 2004 book provides the reader access to research, focusing on long-run economic change, major developments in policy making, and important shifts in institutions and ideas. The lessons from Argentina's turbulent economic past represent the essential context for the issues that confront scholars, students, and policy-makers.
Main Description
Argentine economic history has long presented a puzzle: how could a country that was once one of the world's richest, now fare so poorly? What is the economic story behind such long-run divergence? And how does economic reality reflect deeper social, institutional and political forces? Not since the publication of Carlos Díaz Alejandro's Essays on the Economic History of the Argentine Republic in 1970 has there been another standard reference for those seeking a more quantitative understanding of Argentina's development. In the intervening years research in the 'new economic history' has crafted a more sophisticated interpretation of the past. This 2004 book provides the reader access to research, focusing on long-run economic change, major developments in policy making, and important shifts in institutions and ideas. The lessons from Argentina's turbulent economic past represent the essential context for the issues that confront scholars, students, and policy-makers.
Main Description
Not since the publication of Carlos Diaz Alejandro's Essays on the Economic History of the Argentine Republic in 1970 has there been a new standard reference for those seeking a more quantitative understanding of Argentina's development. Research in the "new economic history" in the intervening years has led to a more sophisticated interpretation of the past. This book provides access to the latest research, focusing on long-run economic change, major developments in policymaking, and important shifts in institutions and ideas. The lessons from Argentina's turbulent economic past represent the essential context for the issues that confront scholars, students, and policymakers today.
Description for Bookstore
Not since the publication of Carlos Diaz Alejandro's Essays on the Economic History of the Argentine Republic in 1970 has there been a new standard reference for those seeking a more quantitative understanding of Argentina's development. Research in the "new economic history" in the intervening years has crafted a more sophisticated interpretation of the past. This book provides access to the latest research, focusing on long-run economic change, major developments in policymaking, and important shifts in institutions and ideas. The lessons from Argentina's turbulent economic past represent the essential context for the issues that confront scholars, students, and policymakers today.
Main Description
Argentine economic history has long presented a puzzle: how could a country that was once one of the world's richest, now fare so poorly? What is the economic story behind such long run divergence? And how does economic reality reflect deeper social, institutional and political forces? Not since the publication of Carlos Díaz Alejandro's Essays on the Economic History of the Argentine Republic in 1970 has there been a new standard reference for those seeking a more quantitative understanding of Argentina's development. In the intervening years research in the 'new economic history' has crafted a more sophisticated interpretation of the past. This book provides the reader access to the latest research, focusing on long-run economic change, major developments in policy making, and important shifts in institutions and ideas. The lessons from Argentina's turbulent economic past represent the essential context for the issues that confront scholars, students, and policy-makers today.
Description for Bookstore
A new standard reference for those seeking a more quantitative understanding of Argentina's development. Since the 1970s, research in the 'new economic history' has crafted a more sophisticated interpretation of the past, and this book provides the scholar, student and policy-maker access to that material.
Description for Bookstore
A 2004 reference for those seeking a more quantitative understanding of Argentina's development. Since the 1970s, research in the 'new economic history' has crafted a more sophisticated interpretation of the past, and this book provides the scholar, student and policy-maker access to that material.
Description for Bookstore
A new standard reference for those seeking a more quantitative understanding of Argentina’s development. Since the 1970s, research in the 'new economic history’ has crafted a more sophisticated interpretation of the past, and this book provides the scholar, student and policy-maker access to that material.
Bowker Data Service Summary
This text is a new standard reference for those seeking a more quantitative understanding of Argentina's economic development and history. Research into the 'new economic history' has allowed the editors to create a more sophisticated interpretation of Argentina's economic past.
Table of Contents
Introduction
Between independence and the golden age: the early Argentine economy
Passing the buck: monetary and fiscal policies
Economic cycles
The labor market
Capital accumulation
International trade and commercial policy
Agriculture
Industry
Banking and finance, 1900-35
Business, government and law Sergio Berensztein and Horacio Spector
Epilogue: the Argentine puzzle
Statistical appendix
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