Econ 467b. Economic Evolution of the Latin American and the Caribbean Countries

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Day / time: 
M 9:25 -11:15 am
Course Type: 
Undergraduate
Course term: 
Spring
Year: 
2017
Instructor(s): 
Location: 
PR77 A001

Permission of the instructor required

The study and discussion of the economic evolution and challenges of the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries will be organized around the following topics: from independence to the 1930’s; import substitution and industrialization up to the early 1980’s; the debt crisis and the lost decade; reform and disappointment in the late 1980’s and the 1990’s; explorations of some episodes of particular countries; and speculations about the future.

In light of the significant deterioration that some of the previously dynamic economies of the region have suffered recently in their growth performance, special attention will be paid to the question of whether and why the so-called middle income trap continues to look very much like a Latin American malaise. 

Prerequisite: Intermediate Microeconomics and Macroeconomics.

[Also GLBL307b]

Undergrad Course Category: 
Development
History
Macroeconomics