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Palgrave Studies in Economic History

Colombia’s Slow Economic Growth

From the Nineteenth to the Twenty-First Century

Authors: Luzardo-Luna, Ivan

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  • Offers a comparative perspective among the Hispanic American main economies
  • Examines the impact of technology and its adoption on economic growth
  • Of interest to researchers and students of Economic History and Latin America, as well as policy makers and development economists
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Looking at the years 1870-2016, this book analyses the reasons behind Colombia’s chronically slow economic growth. As a comparative economic history, it examines why Colombia has seen lower growth rates than countries with similar institutions, culture and colonial origins, such as Argentina in 1870-1914, Mexico in 1930-1980, and Chile from 1982 onwards.

While Colombia's history has shown relative macroeconomic stability, it has also shown a limited capacity for integrating into the world economy and embracing technological breakthroughs compared to the rest of the world, including steam, mass production and Information Technology. This volume thus moves away from the long-held view that institutional path dependence is the main determinant of differences in long-run economic growth across countries.

About the authors

Ivan Luzardo-Luna is Researcher at the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK. His research interests include labour markets, post-crises behaviour and development economics in Latin America. 

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • The Particular Colombian Case in Latin America: A Singular Path with the Same Results

    Pages 1-10

    Luzardo-Luna, Ivan

  • The Price of the Regeneration: How Colombia Missed the Belle-Époque, 1870–1914

    Pages 11-37

    Luzardo-Luna, Ivan

  • The Take-off, 1914–1929: Coffee, Railways, and Regional Divergence

    Pages 39-60

    Luzardo-Luna, Ivan

  • The Liberal Republic, 1930–1945: Overcoming the Great Depression, the Rise of Interventionism, and Economic Slowdown

    Pages 61-83

    Luzardo-Luna, Ivan

  • The Import Substitution Era, 1945–1980: The Consolidation of Interventionism, Financial Repression, and the Slow Way to Industrialisation

    Pages 85-106

    Luzardo-Luna, Ivan

Buy this book

eBook $44.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-25755-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $59.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-25754-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Colombia’s Slow Economic Growth
Book Subtitle
From the Nineteenth to the Twenty-First Century
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Economic History
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-25755-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-25755-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-25754-5
Series ISSN
2662-6497
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 154
Number of Illustrations
17 b/w illustrations, 25 illustrations in colour
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