Monday, October 16, 2017

Matias Vernengo — Why Latin American Nations Fail

Book has finally been published. I just got my copies. And yes it is a critique of New Institutionalist views and the title a play with the Acemoglu and Robinson's book title. From the back cover.
"The question of development is a major topic in courses across the social sciences and history, particularly those focused on Latin America. Many scholars and instructors have tried to pinpoint, explain, and define the problem of underdevelopment in the region. With new ideas have come new strategies that by and large have failed to explain or reduce income disparity and relieve poverty in the region. Why Latin American Nations Fail brings together leading Latin Americanists from several disciplines to address the topic of how and why contemporary development strategies have failed to curb rampant poverty and underdevelopment throughout the region. Given the dramatic political turns in contemporary Latin America, this book offers a much-needed explanation and analysis of the factors that are key to making sense of development today."
You can get it here.
Naked Keynesianism
Why Latin American Nations Fail
Matias Vernengo | Associate Professor of Economics, Bucknell University

1 comment:

Clint Ballinger said...

I would say the influence of geography on long-term institutional development is key, although not in the way the story is usually told. I explain this view here Why Geographic Factors are Necessary in Development Studies