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NS4540 Political Economy of Latin America

Course Outline/Methodology

Course Materials

Supplemental Texts

Reference Works

Country Data

READING ASSIGNMENTS: Winter Term 2017

January 8/10

Introduction to the Economies of Latin America and the Caribbean

Most Important Readings

January 17/19/22

Historical Background

Most Important Readings

January 24, 29

Social, Dynamic and Political Context

Most Important Readings

January 31, February 5

Latin American Growth Dynamics

Most Important Readings

February 7/12

Mexico and the Caribbean

Mexico

Other Readings

Cuba

Puerto Rico

Dominican Republic/Haiti

Suriname Approaches IMF for Possible Financial Aid, Carobbean 360, January 31, 2016

  • Robert Looney, Is Jamaica Poised for a Turn-Around? Foreign Policy, February 12, 2014

  • Robert Looney "Why IMF-Driven Economic Reforms Paid Off for Jamaica This Time," World Politics Review, December 7, 2016 Update to the Jamaica Tuirn-Around paper (In Saiai in the World Politics Review tab)

    Other Readings

    February 14/21

    Central America

    Most Important Readings

    Other Readings

    February 26, 28, March 5

    South America -- Atlantic (March 1, 6, 8)

    Suriname/Guyana

    Venezuela

    Brazil

    Argentina

    Other Readings

    March 7

    South America -- Interior

    Most Important Readings

    March 12/14

    South America -- Pacific

    Chile

    Peru

    Ecuador

    Colombia

    March 19

    Summing Up: Latin Amerian Growth and Development

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