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Charles R. Hale, Director SRH 1.310, 2300 Red River Street D0800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512.471.5551

Spring 2006

LAS 355 • GROWTH: BRAZIL, MEXICO, CHILE

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
39590 MW
9:30 AM-11:00 AM
UTC 1.116
GLADE

Course Description

Brazil, Mexico, and Chile, three of the six leading economies of Latin America, share many features. But each has followed, during the past twenty years, a different strategy in negotiating the path of development within the new context of globalization. For that matter, there were differences amongst the three in the policies they adopted in the latter years of I-S-I and in the way they handled restructuring. For this reason, the three lends themselves particularly well to comparative analysis. Yet sustainable development, hemispheric integration, increased productive potential, and improved social cohesion--four of the five current ECLAC points of emphasis-remain, in varying degree, a distant goal for at least two of these cases. Our task this term will be to examine these three cases to identify the main contemporary policy options and the trade-offs for each economy and to explore the significant inter-country differences for their bearing on the prospects for continued growth-and the eventual reduction of the age-old problem of inequality.

Texts

Jose Antonio Ocampo and Juan Martin, eds., Globalization and Development: a Latin American and Caribbean Perspective (2003) Daniel Lederman, William Maloney, and Luis Serven, Lessons from NAFTA for Latin America and the Caribbean (2005)

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