ECO 350K • Growth: Brazil/Mexico/Chile
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.