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Jason Abrevaya, Chair 2225 Speedway, Stop C3100, Austin, TX 78712 • Admin: 512-471-3211 & Advising: 512-471-2973

Summer 2005

ECO 350K • Growth: Brazil/Mexico/Chile

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
83640 -TBA
-TBA--TBA

Glade

Course Description

Brazil, Mexico, and Chile have all substantially restructured following a neo-liberal model. Yet sustainable development, hemispheric integration, increased productive potential, and improved social cohesion--four of the five current ECLAC points of emphasis--remain a distant goal. Even the policy trajectory that lies ahead is still somewhat dimly perceived. We shall examine these cases in the changing context of inter-American relations to identify the main contemporary policy options and trade-offs for each and explore the significant inter-country differences. Course requirements: There will be a midterm examination worth one quarter of the final grade, a final examination counting 35% of the final grade, and a research paper, on a topic to be mutually agreed, relating to one of the three countries or making a cross country comparison. The paper will count for 25%. Attendance and active participation will count for the balance.

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