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After structuralism, a development alternative for Latin America

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  • Pereira, Luiz C. Bresser

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The paper, first, summarizes Latin American structuralism, and offers reasons why it was so influential and durable in the region, as it attended to real demands, and was part of 1950s’mainstream economics. Second, says why, with 1980s’Great Crisis, structuralism eventually ended itself into crisis, as it was unable to keep pace with historical new facts, particularly with the industrial revolution or takeoff, that made Latin American economies intermediary, still developing, but fully capitalist. Third, it lists the consensus that today exists on economic development. Forth, opposes 'official orthodoxy' to 'developmental populism', the former deriving from neoclassical economics, the later from structuralism, and offers, in relation to six strategic issues, a progressive development alternative.

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  • Pereira, Luiz C. Bresser, 2000. "After structuralism, a development alternative for Latin America," Textos para discussão 99, FGV/EESP - Escola de Economia de São Paulo, Getulio Vargas Foundation (Brazil).
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