The Oxford Handbook of Latin American Economics by José Antonio Ocampo and Jaime Ros, editors.
Publication Date: 2011
Part I looks at long-term issues, including the institutional roots of Latin America's underdevelopment; the political economy of policy making; the rise, decline, and re-emergence of alternative paradigms; and the environmental sustainability of the development pattern. Part II considers macroeconomic topics, including the management of capital account booms and busts, the evolution and performance of exchange rate regimes, the advances and challenges of monetary policies and financial development, and the major fiscal policy issues confronting the region, including a comparison of Latin American fiscal accounts with those of the OECD. Part III analyses the region's economies in global context, particularly the role of Latin America in the world trade system, and the effects of dependence on natural resources (characteristic of many countries of the region) on growth and human development.