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University of Minnesota - Department of Economics - ECON 4311 Economy of Latin America Fall – 2011 Lecture: Mondays 5:30–8:00 PM at Blegen Hall 240 Instructor: Rene B. Schwengber ([email protected])// Office: 3-101 Hanson Hall // Tel: 612.625.8310 // Website: // Office Hours: M: Noon-2pm Course Description and Objectives: This course is an introduction to the study of Latin America's economy. The main purpose of this class is to develop your understanding of the economic development of the region during the last century and the changes that will shape the economic landscape for the next years. We will briefly study policies undertaken during the early 1900s (and before) and then we will proceed to analyze the evolution of Latin American countries after World War II. Topics covered will include Import Substitution Industrialization, the debt crisis of the 1980's, stabilization programs, structural reforms and human and economic development in the region. We will also analyze key country specific events such as the Mexican and Argentinean crises, the Chilean “miracle” and many more. Towards the end of the course we will discuss current important issues in Latin America. Textbooks: (Main Book) Cardoso, E. and Helwege A. (1992). Latin America's Economy: Diversity, Trends and Conflicts. MIT Press. Franko,
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This note was uploaded on 01/18/2012 for the course ECON 4311 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Minnesota.

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