Palgrave Studies in Economic History

Time and Space

Latin American Regional Development in Historical Perspective

Editors: Tirado-Fabregat, Daniel A., Badia-Miró, Marc, Willebald, Henry (Eds.)

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  • Offers the first quantitative description of Latin American modern economic development at a regional level
  • Explains regional economic inequality in developing countries
  • Compares the long-term patterns of regional income inequality in Latin America and Europe
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This edited collection examines the evolution of regional inequality in Latin America in the long run. The authors support the hypothesis that the current regional disparities are principally the result of a long and complex process in which historical, geographical, economic, institutional, and political factors have all worked together. Lessons from the past can aid current debates on regional inequalities, territorial cohesion, and public policies in developing and also developed countries.

In contrast with European countries, Latin American economies largely specialized in commodity exports, showed high levels of urbanization and high transports costs (both domestic and international). This new research provides a new perspective on the economic history of Latin American regions and offers new insights on how such forces interact in peripheral countries. In that sense, natural resources, differences in climatic conditions, industrial backwardness and low population density areas leads us to a new set of questions and tentative answers.

This book brings together a group of leading American and European economic historians in order to build a new set of data on historical regional GDPs for nine Latin American countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. This transnational perspective on Latin American economic development process is of interest to researchers, students and policy makers.


About the authors

Daniel A. Tirado-Fabregat is Professor of Economic History at the University of València, Spain. His broad research interests include the historical roots of regional economic development and inequality.

Marc Badia-Miró
is Associate Professor of Economic History at the University of Barcelona, Spain. His research interests refer to economic geography, trade and natural resources in historical perspective, mainly focused on Latin America.

Henry Willebald is Professor in Economic History at the Universidad de la República, Uruguay. His research interests refer to modern economic growth in settler economies and Latin American countries, focused on inequality, productive specialization, natural resources and sustainability.


Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Introduction: Time, Space and Economics in the History of Latin America

    Pages 1-15

    Badia-Miró, Marc (et al.)

  • Comparing Different Estimation Methodologies of Regional GDPs in Latin American Countries

    Pages 17-40

    Díez-Minguela, Alfonso (et al.)

  • Productive and Regional Development Policies in Latin America Since 1890

    Pages 41-64

    Bértola, Luís

  • Growth and Convergence Among Argentine Provinces Since 1895

    Pages 65-95

    Aráoz, María Florencia (et al.)

  • From West to East: Bolivian Regional GDPs since the 1950s. A Story of Natural Resources and Infrastructure

    Pages 97-129

    Peres-Cajías, José A.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Time and Space
Book Subtitle
Latin American Regional Development in Historical Perspective
Editors
  • Daniel A. Tirado-Fabregat
  • Marc Badia-Miró
  • Henry Willebald
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Economic History
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-47553-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-47553-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-47552-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-47555-0
Series ISSN
2662-6497
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 407
Number of Illustrations
80 b/w illustrations
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