Over the past decade macro-economic stability and the rise of China and India have brought unprecedented economic growth to Latin America—and with it a flood of investment and praise from analysts. Has the region overcome the historical structural constraints that have led to the booms and busts of the past? Renowned economist José Antonio Ocampo discussed his new book, The Economic Development of Latin America since Independence with Christopher Sabatini and George Gray Molina. The book, co-authored with Luis Bertola, includes original research and empirical data on trade and free trade agreements, capital flows, Latin America’s insertion into the global economy, human development and inequality, and the impact of these patterns and structures for the region’s future.
- José Antonio Ocampo, author of The Economic Development of Latin America since Independence (December 2012)
- George Gray Molina, Chief Economist, Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean, United Nations Development Programme
- Christopher Sabatini, Senior Director of Policy, Americas Society/Council of the Americas and Editor-in-Chief, Americas Quarterly