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Ideas, programa y política económica del batllismo. Uruguay 1911-1930


  • Jaime Yaffé

    () (Universidad de la República (Uruguay). Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y de Administración. Instituto de Economía)


The Batllismo was a defining political and cultural phenomenon of Uruguay in the first three decades of the twentieth century. One of the most characteristic aspects of his speech and action was economic and social reformism. Within the limits of capitalism and political liberalism, it was proposed to carry an important number of reforms aimed at transforming the productive structure, the external integration and the economic and social functions of the state. This working document sets out the ideological underpinnings, the "model country" and the economic concepts that batllismo´s economic projects registered. It also describes the general guidelines and specific achievements of the government economic management that occurred between 1911 and 1930 with the objective of evaluating the gap between the proposals made at discursive and programmatic level and the measures actually implemented in that period.

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  • Jaime Yaffé, 2000. "Ideas, programa y política económica del batllismo. Uruguay 1911-1930," Documentos de Trabajo (working papers) 00-07, Instituto de Economía - IECON.
  • Handle: RePEc:ulr:wpaper:dt-07-00

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    Batllismo; economic policy; Uruguay;

    JEL classification:

    • E61 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Policy Objectives; Policy Designs and Consistency; Policy Coordination
    • E65 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Studies of Particular Policy Episodes
    • N16 - Economic History - - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Industrial Structure; Growth; Fluctuations - - - Latin America; Caribbean


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