Latin American Economies:
In this course, we seek to understand the economic backwardness of Latin American countries throughout a historical perspective. We discuss the industrialization policies undertook in the last decades, specifically the Imports Substitution Industrialization and how this policy was followed by the debt crisis in the 1980s which led to monetary instability and hyperinflation experiences. Additionally, we study the role of state and trade liberalization focusing on the recent privatization process as well as the role of agriculture on the development of the region. Lastly, we focus on the consequences of the development pattern experienced by Latin America on some contemporaneous issues such as the rise and fall of income inequality.