Latin American Economic History

Looking backwards for the future

Authored by: Luis Bértola , Javier Rodríguez Weber

Routledge Handbook of Global Economic History

Print publication date:  December  2015
Online publication date:  December  2015

Print ISBN: 9781138838031
eBook ISBN: 9781315734736
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Latin America has experienced a long-term process of clear divergence from developed countries. At the same time, it has been a dynamic region, in the sense that it has been growing at world averages and has shown standards of living that are, on average, clearly above those of the poorer regions of the world (Bértola and Ocampo 2012).

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