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The Quarrel of Development Experts: Lauchlin Currie and Albert O. Hirschman in Colombia

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  • Andrés Álvarez

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  • Andrés M. Guiot-Isaac

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  • Jimena Hurtado

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Abstract

Lauchlin Currie y Albert O. Hirschman trabajaron juntos en Colombia durante los años cincuenta como asesores del Consejo Nacional de Planificación. A su llegada, contaban con poca experiencia en desarrollo económico y nunca concordaron en las recomendaciones de política del Consejo ni en su funcionamiento. Rastrear estos debates en asuntos internos y públicos permite mostrar cómo la experiencia colombiana marcó sus posiciones sobre el papel del asesor de políticas, las políticas y los obstáculos del proceso de desarrollo. Nuestra principal contribución es mostrar cómo esta experiencia enriqueció sus teorías sobre el desarrollo, las cuales evolucionaron de discusiones técnicas sobre la mecánica del crecimiento a la adopción de una estrategia de desarrollo capaz de lidiar con problemas de economía política.

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  • Andrés Álvarez & Andrés M. Guiot-Isaac & Jimena Hurtado, 2017. "The Quarrel of Development Experts: Lauchlin Currie and Albert O. Hirschman in Colombia," Documentos CEDE 015628, Universidad de los Andes - CEDE.
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    1. Jeremy Adelman, 2013. "Worldly Philosopher: The Odyssey of Albert O. Hirschman," Economics Books, Princeton University Press, edition 1, number 9935, March.
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    1. Andrés Álvarez & Andrés M. Guiot-Isaac, 2018. "L. Currie and A. O. Hirschman on Development as a Problem of Decision Making," Documentos CEDE 015985, Universidad de los Andes - CEDE.
    2. Andrés Álvarez & Andrés M. Guiot-Isaac & Jimena Hurtado, 2019. "La formación de una tecnocracia pragmática: los inicios de la formación profesional de economistas colombianos," Revista Desarrollo y Sociedad, Universidad de los Andes - CEDE, vol. 82(2), pages 41-71, May.

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    Keywords

    Lauchlin Currie; Albert O. Hirschman; Colombia; Economía del desarrollo; expertos;

    JEL classification:

    • A11 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Role of Economics; Role of Economists
    • B2 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought since 1925
    • B31 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought: Individuals - - - Individuals
    • N16 - Economic History - - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Industrial Structure; Growth; Fluctuations - - - Latin America; Caribbean
    • O2 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Development Planning and Policy

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