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

author Author(s): Mario Damill, Martín Rapetti, and Guillermo Rozenwurcel   
publisher Publisher: Columbia University Press

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 viability as the world's economies evolve. The authors discuss Frenkel's work in relation to pricing decisions, inflation and stabilization policy, development and income distribution in Latin America, and macroeconomic policy for economic growth. An entire section focuses on finance and crisis, and the volume concludes with a neo-structuralist analysis of general aspects of economic development. For those seeking a comprehensive introduction to contemporary Latin American economic thought, this collection not only explicates the intricate work of one of its greatest practitioners but also demonstrates its impact on the growth of economics.

Mario Damill is senior researcher at the Center for the Study of State and Society (CEDES), member of the National Council of Scientific and Technological Research of Argentina (CONICET), and professor of macroeconomics at the University of Buenos Aires.

Martín Rapetti is an associate researcher at the Center for the Study of the State and Society (CEDES), an assistant researcher at the National Council of Scientific and Technological Research of Argentina (CONICET), and associate professor at IIEP, University of Buenos Aires.

Guillermo Rozenwurcel is principal researcher at the National Council of Scientific and Technological Research of Argentina (CONICET). He is also a professor at the University of Buenos Aires and the University of San Martin and an economic consultant for several multilateral institutions, such as ECLAC, UNDP, IADB, and the WB.


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