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NS4540 Political Economy of Latin America

Course Outline/Methodology

Course Materials

Supplemental Texts

Reference Works

READING ASSIGNMENTS: Spring Term 2021

March 20, April 1

Introduction to the Economies of Latin America and the Caribbean

Most Important Readings

Other Readings

April 6, 8, 13

Historical Background

Most Important Readings

April 15, 20

Social, Dynamic and Political Context

For Class Discussion, April 20

FT-LatAm political risk leaves investors wary Financial Times.pdf

For Class Discussion, April 22

Most Important Readings

April 22, 27

Latin American Growth Dynamics

Most Important Readings

April 29, May 4

Mexico and the Caribbean

Mexico

Most Important

Other Mexico Readings

Other Readings

Cuba

Cuba Most Important

Other Cuba

Puerto Rico

Dominican Republic

Nicaragua

Panama

Costa Rica

El Salvador

Other Readings

May 6, 11

Central America

Most Important Readings

Other Readings

Other Readings

May 13, 18, 20

South America -- Atlantic (May 13, 18, 20)

Guyana

Venezuela

Brazil

Argentina

Other Readings

May 25, 27

South America -- Interior

Most Important Readings

June 3, 8

South America -- Pacific

Chile

Peru

Ecuador

Colombia

June 10

Summing Up: Latin Amerian Growth and Development

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