UCL Department of Economics


New release: "The Economics of Contemporary Latin America", by Beatriz Armendáriz and Felipe Larraín B.

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17 March 2017

UCL Department of Economics Senior Lecturer Beatriz Armendáriz has collaborated with Felipe Larrain B. to produce this publication which studies the historical roots of Latin America’s contemporary economic and social development, focusing on poverty and income inequality dating back to colonial times.  

Christine Lagarde (Managing Director, IMF) described the book as "a superb contribution to our understanding of the region’s economic and social transformation."

The book (available via MIT Press) is accessible to a wide audience. Final year undergraduate students taking economic development and related international political economy courses will find it particularly useful for understanding primary-commodity-based emerging market economies.