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An Empty Research Agenda: The Creation of Myths About Contemporary Venezuela

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  • Mark Weisbrot

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This paper looks at allegations against the government of Venezuela in Foreign Affairs' recently published article, "An Empty Revolution: The Unfulfilled Promises of Hugo Chávez" (March/April 2008), in light of available data. It shows that some of the allegations are altogether wrong, and others grossly exaggerated and/or misleading.

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Paper provided by Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) in its series CEPR Reports and Issue Briefs with number 2008-10.

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Length: 12 pages
Date of creation: Mar 2008
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Handle: RePEc:epo:papers:2008-10

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  1. Özgür Orhangazi, 2011. "Contours of Alternative Policy Making in Venezuela," Working Papers wp275, Political Economy Research Institute, University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
  2. Francisco Rodríguez, 2008. "How Not to Defend the Revolution: Mark Weisbrot and the Misinterpretation of Venezuelan Evidence," Wesleyan Economics Working Papers 2008-001, Wesleyan University, Department of Economics.

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