In this book, Roberto Cortes Conde describes and explains the decline of the Argentine economy in the twentieth century, its evolution, and its consequences. At the beginning of the century, the economy grew at a sustained rate, a modern transport system united the country, a massive influx of immigrants populated the land, and education expanded, leading to a dramatic fall in illiteracy. However, by the second half of the century, growth not only stalled, but a dramatic reversal occurred, and the perspectives in the median and long term turned negative, and growth eventually collapsed. This work of historical analysis defines the most important problems faced by the Argentine economy. Some of these problems were fundamental, while others occurred without being properly considered, but in their entirety, Cortes Conde demonstrates how they had a deleterious effect on the country.
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(228mm x 152mm x 27mm)
Cambridge University Press
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Author Biography - Roberto Cortes Conde
Roberto Cortes Conde is Professor Emeritus of Economy at the Universidad de San Andres in Argentina. He is Honorary President of the International Economic History Association. He is co-editor, with Victor Bulmer-Thomas and John Coatsworth, of The Cambridge Economic History of Latin America (2006) and co-editor, with Michael D. Bordo, of Transferring Wealth and Power from the Old to the New World: Monetary and Fiscal Institutions in the 17th through the 19th Centuries (2001).