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Palgrave Studies in Economic History

The First Export Era Revisited

Reassessing its Contribution to Latin American Economies

Editors: Kuntz-Ficker, Sandra (Ed.)

  • Uses a uniform set of parameters in order to assess the economic contribution of exports to Latin American economies during the period in which they followed an export-led pattern of growth
  • Presents new evidence that allows testing of the claims that conventional wisdom has made about Latin America during the export era
  • Provide tools to inductively build a new interpretive synthesis for Latin America
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This book challenges the wide-ranging generalizations that dominate the literature on the impact of export-led growth upon Latin America during the first export era. The contributors to this volume contest conventional approaches, stemming from structuralism and dependency theory, which portray a rather negative view of the impact of nineteenth-century globalization upon Latin America. It has been considered that, as a result of the role of Latin American countries as providers of raw materials produced in enclaves dominated by foreign capital, their participation in the world economy has had adverse consequences for their long-term development. This volume addresses a representative sample of countries with varied initial conditions and resource endowments, a diverse productive specialization, as well as different degrees of integration to the world economy. This allows a direct comparison among the different experiences within the region, which in turn enables a more nuanced understanding of the contribution of exports to economic growth and economic modernization. Seven national case studies are presented – Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Peru, Mexico and Bolivia – which offer an insight into the successes of a region traditionally viewed as disadvantaged by globalization and export-led growth.

About the authors

Sandra Kuntz-Ficker is Professor of Economic History at El Colegio de México, Mexico. She has taught at the University of Texas at Austin and Stanford, USA. She is a member of the Mexican Academy of Science (AMC) and  the Executive Committee of the International Economic History Association (IEHA). She specializes in the economic history of Mexico and Latin America from the nineteenth- through to the mid-twentieth century.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Latin America’s First Export Era: Reassessing Its Economic Contribution

    Kuntz-Ficker, Sandra

    Pages 1-35

  • The Contribution of Argentine Exports to the Economy, 1875–1929

    Kuntz-Ficker, Sandra (et al.)

    Pages 37-72

  • The Bolivian Export Sector (1870–1950)

    Peres-Cajías, Jose Alejandro (et al.)

    Pages 73-110

  • The Brazilian Export Economy, 1822–1913

    Absell, Christopher David (et al.)

    Pages 111-150

  • The Impact of Nitrates on the Chilean Economy, 1880–1930

    Badia-Miró, Marc (et al.)

    Pages 151-188

Buy this book

eBook $129.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-62340-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $169.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-62339-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The First Export Era Revisited
Book Subtitle
Reassessing its Contribution to Latin American Economies
Editors
  • Sandra Kuntz-Ficker
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Economic History
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-62340-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-62340-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-62339-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 348
Number of Illustrations and Tables
57 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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