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Macroeconomics and Development: Roberto Frenkel and the Economics of Latin America

Mario Damill, Martín Rapetti, and Guillermo Rozenwurcel

Abstract

Latin American neo-structuralism is a cutting-edge, regionally focused economic theory with broad implications for macroeconomics and development economics. Roberto Frenkel has spent five decades developing the theory’s core arguments and expanding their application throughout the discipline, revolutionizing our understanding of high inflation and hyperinflation, disinflation programs, and the behavior of foreign exchange markets as well as financial and currency crises in emerging economies. The essays in this collection assess Latin American neo-structuralism’s theoretical contributions and ... More

Keywords: high inflation, unemployment, financial crises, stabilization policy, economic development, Latin American economy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780231175081
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231175081.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mario Damill, editor

Martín Rapetti, editor

Guillermo Rozenwurcel, editor

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Part 1 Pricing Decisions, Inflation, and Stabilization

Chapter 2 Markups Under Uncertainty

Daniel Heymann and Francisco Roldán

Part 2 Economic Development in Latin America

Chapter 6 The Chilean Economy Since the Global Crisis

Ricardo Ffrench-Davis and Rodrigo Heresi

Chapter 7 Disequilibria and Risk Premia

Gustavo Cañonero and Carlos Winograd

Part 3 The Real Exchange Rate, Balance of Payments, and Economic Development

Part 4 Finance and Crises

Chapter 15 United States Size Distribution and the Macroeconomy 1986–2009

Lance Taylor, Armon Rezai, Rishabh Kumar, Nelson Barbosa, and Laura Carvalho

Part 5 Approaches to Development

End Matter