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The Economic Consequences of Argentine Independence


  • Carlos Newland
  • Javier Ortiz


After de facto Independence from Spain in 1810 the economy of Buenos Aires enjoyed a dramatic improvement in its terms of trade, in the order of 400%. The removal of mercantilistic restrictions imposed by Spain as well as the reduction in transport costs

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  • Carlos Newland & Javier Ortiz, 2001. "The Economic Consequences of Argentine Independence," Latin American Journal of Economics-formerly Cuadernos de Economía, Instituto de Economía. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile., vol. 38(115), pages 275-290.
  • Handle: RePEc:ioe:cuadec:v:38:y:2001:i:115:p:275-290

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    1. Neary, J Peter, 1978. "Short-Run Capital Specificity and the Pure Theory of International Trade," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 88(351), pages 488-510, September.
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    Cited by:

    1. Prados de la Escosura, Leandro, 2005. "Growth, inequality, and poverty in Latin America: historical evidence, controlled conjectures," IFCS - Working Papers in Economic History.WH wh054104, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Instituto Figuerola.
    2. Francis, Joseph A., 2014. "Resolving the Halperín Paradox: The Terms of Trade and Argentina’s Expansion in the Long Nineteenth Century," MPRA Paper 57915, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    Argentina; history; terms of trade; XIX century;

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    • N7 - Economic History - - Economic History: Transport, International and Domestic Trade, Energy, and Other Services


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