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Finance and Development in an Emerging Market: Argentina and the Interwar Period

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  • Gerardo della Paolera
  • Alan M. Taylor

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The long-run economic performance of Argentina since World War One has been relatively disappointing until recently. Yet, in the interwar period, signs of future retardation and" recurring crises were not so obvious. It is often claimed that an unmitigated success was the" remarkably rapid growth of domestic financial markets. In conventional models deepening industrializing economy such as" Argentina's. Yet the promise of this trend was unfulfilled: first the outbreak of World War One" and then the Great Depression proved a setback for the fledgling financial system deterioration set in after 1940. In this paper we trace the course of financial development using" historical and international comparisons and we analyze both macro- and microeconomic aspects" of financial intermediation.

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Paper provided by National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc in its series NBER Working Papers with number 6236.

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Date of creation: Oct 1997
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Publication status: published as Coatsworth, John H. and Alan M. Taylor (eds.) Latin America and the world economy since 1800, Series on Latin American Studies. Cambridge: David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies; distributed by Harvard University Press, 1998.
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  1. Isabel Sanz Villarroya, 2003. "Derechos de Propiedad y Crecimiento Económico en Argentina 1875-1990," Working Papers in Economic History dh030403, Universidad Carlos III, Departamento de Historia Económica e Instituciones.
  2. Bordo, Michael D. & Vegh, Carlos A., 2002. "What if Alexander Hamilton had been Argentinean? A comparison of the early monetary experiences of Argentina and the United States," Journal of Monetary Economics, Elsevier, vol. 49(3), pages 459-494, April.
  3. Deidda, Luca G., 2006. "Interaction between economic and financial development," Journal of Monetary Economics, Elsevier, vol. 53(2), pages 233-248, March.
  4. Campos, Nauro F. & Karanasos, Menelaos G. & Tan, Bin, 2009. "From Riches to Rags, and Back? Explaining the Growth Trajectory of Argentina since the 1890s," Proceedings of the German Development Economics Conference, Frankfurt a.M. 2009 37, Verein für Socialpolitik, Research Committee Development Economics.
  5. Campos, Nauro F & Karanasos, Menelaos G. & Tan, Bin, 2008. "Two to Tangle: Financial Development, Political Instability and Economic Growth in Argentina (1896–2000)," IZA Discussion Papers 3752, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  6. Lee J. Alston & Andrés A. Gallo, 2009. "Electoral Fraud, the Rise of Peron and Demise of Checks and Balances in Argentina," NBER Working Papers 15209, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  7. Solimano Andrés, 2004. "Globalization, history and international migration : a view from Latin America," ILO Working Papers 373388, International Labour Organization.
  8. Gerardo della Paolera & Alan M. Taylor, 2000. "Economic Recovery from the Argentine Great Depression: Institutions, Expectations, and the Change of Macroeconomic Regime," NBER Working Papers 6767, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  9. William Miles, 2002. "The Barings Crisis in Argentina: The role of exogenous European money market factors," Review of Political Economy, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 14(1), pages 5-29.
  10. Isabel Sanz Villarroya, 2007. "Los resultados macroeconómicos y la posición relativa de la economía argentina: 1875-2000," Working Papers in Economic History wp07-04, Universidad Carlos III, Departamento de Historia Económica e Instituciones.
  11. Nazmi, Nader, 2005. "Deregulation, financial deepening and economic growth: The case of Latin America," The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 45(2-3), pages 447-459, May.

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