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|Certificates: International Relations|
Why haven't at least some Latin American countries reached the status of developed country? Why are there such important differences in the degree of development of different Latin American countries? To what extent have foreign countries and institutions influenced the choice of economic policies? Why has Latin America abandoned import substitution industrialization? Are the current attempts at deeper integration into the global economy conducive to economic development, or are they detrimental to the region's poor (or both)? By exploring these and other questions, this course provides an introduction to Latin America's economic development. In our exploration, we draw on economic analysis, historical narratives, and case studies.
Students will be required to write a set of research papers dealing with particular issues related to the economic/historical development of a Latin American country.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Prerequisites: ECON101 OR ECON110
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CGST-MN)(ECON-MN)(ECON)(LAST)
Bulmer-Thomas, Victor (2003) The Economic History of Latin America Since Independence. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
Haber, Stephen, Armando Razo and Noel Maurer (2003) The Politics of Property Rights. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Frieden, Jeffrey, Manuel Pastor and Michael Tomz (2000) Modern Political Economy and Latin America: Theory and Policy. Boulder: Westview Press.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Four long papers (2000 words)
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Two short papers (750-1000 words)
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