Studies of the Americas

Innovation and Inclusion in Latin America

Strategies to Avoid the Middle Income Trap

Editors: Foxley, Alejandro, Stallings, Barbara (Eds.)

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This book argues that Latin America must confront two main challenges: greater innovation to increase productivity, and greater inclusion to incorporate more of the population into the benefits of economic growth. These two tasks are interrelated, and both require greater institutional capacity to facilitate both innovation and inclusion. Most countries in Latin America are struggling to escape what economists label “the middle income trap.” While much if not all of the region has emerged from low income status, neither growth nor productivity has increased sufficiently to enable Latin America to narrow the gap separating it from the world’s most developed economies. Although income inequality has diminished across much of the region in recent years, social vulnerability remains widespread and institutional weaknesses continue to plague efforts to achieve equitable development. This volume identifies lessons that can be learned and adapted from experiences within the region and in East Asia, where the middle income trap has largely been avoided.
This book is the result of a collaborative project undertaken by American University’s Center for Latin American & Latino Studies (CLALS) and the Corporation for Latin American Studies (CIEPLAN) in Chile, with financial support from the Inter-American Development Bank’s Office of Strategic Planning and Development Effectiveness.

About the authors

Alejandro Foxley is the president and co-founder of CIEPLAN, a think tank based in Santiago, Chile, and the author or editor of over 15 books on economics, economic development, and democracy. Foxley previously served in the Republic of Chile as Minister of Foreign Affairs (2006–2009), Senator (1998-2006), and Minister of Finance (1990-1994), during which time he concurrently served as a governor of the Inter-American Development Bank and the World Bank.
Barbara Stallings is the William R. Rhodes Research Professor at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University, USA, where she previously served as director. She is also the editor of Studies in Comparative International Development, and a 2013-2014 Research Fellow at American University’s Center for Latin American & Latino Studies (CLALS), USA. Stallings has a PhD in economics from Cambridge University, UK, and a PhD in political science from Stanford University, USA. She is author or editor of 12 books and numerous book chapters and articles.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Innovation, Inclusion, and Institutions: East Asian Lessons for Latin America?

    Stallings, Barbara

    Pages 1-32

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  • Inclusive Development: Escaping the Middle-Income Trap

    Foxley, Alejandro

    Pages 33-57

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  • Industrial Upgrading and Innovation Capability for Inclusive Growth: Lessons from East Asia

    Lee, Keun

    Pages 59-88

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  • Perspectives on Latin American Technological Innovation

    Meller, Patricio (et al.)

    Pages 89-114

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  • Policies and Institutions for Driving Innovation in Latin America

    Rivas, Gonzalo

    Pages 115-140

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Innovation and Inclusion in Latin America
Book Subtitle
Strategies to Avoid the Middle Income Trap
Editors
  • Alejandro Foxley
  • Barbara Stallings
Series Title
Studies of the Americas
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-59682-6
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-59682-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-59681-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-95561-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 235
Number of Illustrations and Tables
7 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
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