Selected Supplemental References

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Given the richness of the literature on Latin American development, there is always a risk of omitting what some would call definitive works in any supplementary bibliography of reasonable length. The Benson Latin American Collection at UT is the largest university library collection on Latin America anywhere in the world, so I would encourage you to become familiar with its vast resources early in the term. (The only other collection of Latin Americana that is larger is that in the Library of Congress, but there it is scattered in an arrangement that is far from user friendly.) If you are able to travel to Washington, you will find, besides the Library of Congress, the library of the Inter-American Development Bank and, if you can gain access to it, the joint Bank-Fund (World Bank-IMF) library, which is a gold mine of information. Unfortunately it is exceedingly difficult to get permission to use this latter, even on a highly restricted basis.

With some trepidation, then, I am identifying books and articles that may be helpful to you for follow-up reading on the topics we cover this semester. The Economist Intelligence Unit's Country Profiles and the Area Studies Handbooks will provide useful basic information on individual countries, but I have not listed these separately. Hundreds, indeed thousands, more, both general and specialized economic studies, are available to you in the Benson Latin American Collection. I also recommend that you browse recent issues of the CEPAL Review to become acquainted with current Latin American economic thinking. The Latin American Research Review, the Journal of Inter-American Studies and World Affairs, and various journals in the field of development studies, international business, and so on should be part of your regular scanning this semester. The Journal of Economic Literature helps to locate many, but not all, of the economics books and periodical articles appearing on development topics, and you are also advised to become familiar with the Handbook of Latin American Studies, the Hispanic American Periodicals Index, the Latin American Data Base, and assorted other on-line services that will lead you to current economic information. The UT-Lanic on-line service will be a great convenience to you, partly because it provides access to the International Trade-Information Service organized by the CIBER at UT and partly because it simplifies finding the trail to dozens of other current data bases.

Supplementary reference works include the annual World Development Report, the Human Development Report, World Employment, the World Labour Report, and the World Investment Report, most of which generally feature a special analysis the topic of which changes from year to year. The same can be said for the annual Economic and Social Progress in Latin America, so you may find it useful early on to scan the contents of these serial publications for the past several years so as to know where to turn for an analytical framework or some other information in the event they should be needed. A general bibliography on development has been placed on reserve for this course in the PCL Reserve Reading Room and in the Benson Latin American Collection.

Economic History of Latin America

  • William Glade, The Latin American Economies: a Study of their Institutional Evolution , 1969
  • Leslie Bethell, ed., The Cambridge History of Latin America, a magisterial multi-volume work that could provide much useful background for those whose general knowledge of Latin America is limited. Covers political and social as well as economic history.
  • Miguel Urrutia, ed., Long-term Trends in Latin American Economic Development, 1991, esp. chaps. 1&2
  • Rosemary Thorp, ed., Latin America in the 1930's: The Role of the Periphery in World Crisis, 1984, an insightful study of the immediate background of Latin America's policies of deliberate industrialization
  • B.R. Mitchell, International Historical Statistics: the Americas 1750-1988. (comparable volumes are available on Europe 1750-1988, and Africa, Asia and Oceania 1750-1988)
  • OECD, Monitoring the World Economy, 1820-1992, 1995
  • Angus Maddison, The World Economy in the Twentieth Century, 1989
  • OECD, Historical Statistics 1960-1993 (1995 edition)
  • Evelyne Huber and Frank Safford, eds., Agrarian Structure and Political Power: Landlord and Peasant in the Making of Latin America , 1995, offers a useful historical background, as does the next title
  • Robert G. Keith, Haciendas and Plantations in Latin American History, 1977
  • Winston Firtsch, External Constraints on Economic Policy in Brazil, 1889-1930, 1988, exemplifies a large body of literature detailing the evolution of economic policy in individual countries
  • Stephen Haber, ed., How Latin America Fell Behind : Essays on the Economic Histories of Brazil and Mexico, 1800-1914 (1997)

Development Policy before Restructuring

  • U.N., Economic Commission for Latin America, The Economic Development of Latin America and its Principal Problems, 1950, a classic policy document that sets out the basis of I-S-I; considered almost a bible of development policy for two decades. See also ECLA, Towards a Dynamic Development Policy for Latin America (1963)
  • A. O. Hirschman, The Strategy of Economic Development, 1958, an influential book that presented a sophisticated rationale for industrialization planning
  • Raul Prebisch, Change and Development; Latin America's Great Task, 1970, a major rethinking of the I-S-I strategy by its principal author, after two decades of experience with the original plan of action). See also ECLA, Peripheral Capitalism (1983) for what was, in effect, the final summing up of the ECLA view of the world before retructuring got fully underway and the thinking of the policy community changed accordingly.
    U.N., Economic Commission for Latin America, Development Problems in Latin America, 1970, a compilation of basic development policy documents from the period dominated by I-S-I
  • A.O. Hirschman, "The Political Economy of Import-Substituting Industrialization in Latin American Countries," Quarterly Journal of Economics, 82 (1968), pp. 1-32.
    Paul Sigmund, Multinationals in Latin America: the Politics of Nationalization, 1980
    Rudiger Dornbusch and Sebastian Edwards, eds., The Macroeconomics of Populism in Latin America, 1991, essential reading for those who would understand the problems of policy design that led almost the whole region, except Colombia, into the debt crisis of the 1980s
  • Seiji Naya, ed., Lessons in Development: a Comparative Study of Asia and Latin America, 1989
  • Pradip K. Ghosh, Developing Latin America: a Modernization Perspective, 1984
  • Victor Bulmer-Thomas, The Political Economy of Central America Since 1920, 1987.
  • John Weeks, The Economies of Central America, 1985.
  • Richard D. Mallon and Juan V. Sourrouille, Economic Policymaking in a Conflict Society: the Argentine Case (1975)
  • Paul H. Lewis, The Crisis of Argentine Capitalism, 1990.
    Guido di Tella and Rudiger Dornbusch, eds., The Political Economy of Argentina, 1946-83, 1988
  • William C. Smith, Authoritarianism and the Crisis of the Argentine Political Economy , 1989
  • Kathryn Sikkink, Ideas and Institutions: Developmentalism in Brazil and Argentina (1991)
  • Angus Maddison et al., The Political Economy of Poverty, Equity, and Growth: Brazil and Mexico (1992)
  • Thomas J. Trebat, Brazil's State-Owned Enterprises, 1983, useful nowadays for understanding the parastatal sector in a country that has lagged behind in reforming this sector, although the state-owned enterprises of Brazil were probably atypical in the quality of management applied therein
  • William G. Tyler, The Brazilian Industrial Economy, 1981.
  • Lawrence Graham and Robert Wilson, eds., The Political Economy of Brazil: Public Policies in an Era of Transition (1990)
  • Bertha K. Becker and Claudio A.G. Egler, Brazil: a New Regional Power in the World Economy (1992)

Industrial Policy pre- and post-restructuring

  • Montague Lord, ed., The Handbook of Latin American Trade in Manufactures (1998)
    Jose Antonio Ocampo and Roberto Steiner, eds., Foreign Capital in the Latin American Economies (1994)
  • Gary Gereffi, "Industrial Restructuring and National Development Strategies: a Comparison of Taiwan, South Korea, Brazil and Mexico,' in Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao, Wei-Yuan Cheng, and Hou-Sheng Chan, eds., Taiwan: a Newly Industrialized State, 1989
  • Alicia Leiserson, Notes on the Process of Industrialization in Argentina, Chile, and Peru (1966)
  • Jean Carriere, ed., Industrialization and the State in Latin America (1979)
    Richard Newfarmer, ed., Profits, Progress, and Poverty: Case Studies of International Industries in Latin America, 1985.
  • Inter-American Development Bank, Economic and Social Progress in Latin America, 1988 - "Science and Technology"
    Inter-American Development Bank, Economic and Social Progress in Latin America, 1992 - "Manufacturing Exports" - a singularly important essay for understanding the real economic strengths of today's economies
  • Klaus Esser, "Modification of the Industrialization Model in Latin America," CEPAL Review, #26 (1985), pp. 101 114
  • Gerard Fichet, "The Competitiveness of Latin American Industry," CEPAL Review, # 43 (1991), pp. 51-66
  • Fernando Fajnzylber Industrialization in Latin America: from the "Black Box" to the "Empty Box", "Cuadernos de la CEPAL" series, # 60 (1990).
  • R. Kronish and K.S. Mericle, The Political Economy of the Latin American Motor Vehicle Industry, 1984, a useful introduction to a key industry in Latin American development. Although assembly operations date back to earlier decades, several countries tried, some of them more or less successfully, to push the motor car industry as a centerpiece of development- see also Jack Baranson, Automotive Industries in Developing Countries, 1969, for the policies that launched this major industrial complex in Latin America, and R. O. Jenkins, Dependent Industrialization in Latin America: the Automotive Industry in Argentina, Chile, and Mexico, 1977
  • Douglas Bennett and Kenneth Sharpe, Transnational Corporations Versus the State: the Political Economy of the Mexican Auto Industry, 1985
  • Rhys Jenkins, Transnational Corporations and the Latin American Automobile Industry, 1987
  • Francisco Zapata, Industrial Restructuring in Mexico: the Case of Auto Parts (1990)
    Gabriel Szekely, ed., Manufacturing Across Borders and Oceans; Japan, the United States, and Mexico (1991)
  • Gary Gereffi and Donald Wyman, eds., Manufacturing Miracles, Paths of Industrialization in Latin America and East Asia, 1990
  • Gijsbert van Liemt, Bridging the Gap: Four Newly Industrialising Countries and the Changing International Division of Labour , 1988, compares Mexico, Brazil, Korea, and Singapore
  • Hugh Schwartz, ed., Supply and Marketing Constraints on Latin American Manufacturing Exports , 1991
  • Rosemary Thorp, Economic Management and Economic Development in Peru and Colombia , 1991
  • Albert Berry, ed., Essays on Industrialization in Colombia, 1985
  • Werner Baer, The Brazilian Economy: Growth and Development , 1995
  • John H. Welch, Capital Markets in the Development Process: the Case of Brazil (1992)
  • Ben Ross Schneider, Politics Within the State: Elite Bureaucrats and Industrial Policy in Authoritarian Brazil, 1991
  • William G. Tyler, Manufactured Export Expansion and Industrialization in Brazil (1976)
  • World Bank, Brazil, Industrial Policies and Manufactured Exports, 1983
  • Werner Baer, Industrialization and Economic Development in Brazil (1965)
  • Werner Baer, The Development of the Brazilian Steel Industry (1969)
  • Nathaniel H. Leff, The Brazilian Capital Goods Industry, 1929-1964 (1968)
  • Warren Dean, The Industrialization of São Paulo, 1880-1945 (1969)
  • Nathaniel Leff, Economic Policy-Making and Development in Brazil, 1947-1964 (1968)
  • William G. Tyler, The Brazilian Industrial Economy , 1981
  • Peter Evans, Dependent Development: the Alliance of Multinational, State, and Local Capital in Brazil , 1979
  • David Morawetz, Why the Emperor's New Clothes are not made in Colombia: a Case Study in Latin American and East Asian Manufactured Exports, 1981
  • Stephen H. Haber, Industry and Underdevelopment: the Industrialization of Mexico, 1890-1940 , 1989
  • Timothy King, Mexico: Industrialization and Trade Policies since 1940 , 1970
  • Flavia Derossi, The Mexican Entrepreneur, 1971
  • Dale Story, Industry, the State, and Public Policy in Mexico , 1986
  • Roderic Ai Camp, Entrepreneurs and Politics in Twentieth Century Mexico , 1989
  • Patricia Wilson, Exports and Local Development: Mexico's New Maquiladoras, 1992
  • Leslie Sklair, Assembling for Development: the Maquila Industry in Mexico and the United States, 1993
  • Mark Bennett, Public Policy and Industrial Development: the Case of the Mexican Auto Parts Industry, 1986
  • Cathryn L. Thorup et al., The United States and Mexico: Face to Face with New Technology, 1987
  • Wilson Perez-Nunez, Foreign Direct Investment and Industrial Development in Mexico, 1990
  • Anne Lorentzen, Capital Goods and Technological Development in Mexico , 1985
  • Jorge Hidrobo, Power and Industrialization in Ecuador, 1992
  • Catherine M. Conaghan, Restructuring Domination: Industrialists and the State in Ecuador, 1988, a neo-Marxist interpretation that contrasts with Hidrobo's more structuralist interpretation
  • Frits Wils, Industrialization, Industrialists, and the Nation-State in Peru (1979)
  • Fred Jongkind, Venezuelan Industrialization: Dependent or Autonomous (1981)

Stabilization and Structural Adjustment

  • InterAmerican Development Bank, Trade Liberalization in the Western Hemisphere (1995)
  • Menno Vellinga, ed., The Changing Role of the State in Latin America , 1996
    Sebastian Edwards, Crisis and Reform in Latin America: from Despair to Hope, 1995
    Ernest Bartell and Leigh A. Payne, eds., Business and Democracy in Latin America, 1995
  • Paul Holden and Sarath Rajapatirana, Unshackling the Private Sector: a Latin American Story, 1995
  • Rudiger Dornbusch and Sebastian Edwards, eds., Reform, Recovery, and Growth: Latin America and the Middle East, 1995
  • William Glade, ed., Bigger Economies, Smaller Governments: the Role of Privatization in Latin America (1995)
  • Steven Sanderson, The Politics of Trade in Latin American Development, 1992
    Stephan Haggard, Chung Lee, and Sylvia Maxfield, The Politics of FInance in Developing Countries , 1993
  • Ricardo Lopez Murphy, ed., Fiscal Decentralization in Latin America, 1995
  • Jorge A. Lawton, ed., Privatization Amidst Poverty: Contemporary Challenges in Latin American Political Economy, 1995
  • Gustav Ranis, ed., En Route to Modern Growth: Latin America in the 1990s , 1994
  • Werner Baer and Melissa Birch, eds., Privatization in Latin America: New Roles for the Public and Private Sectors, 1994
  • Ricardo Ffrench-Davis and Stephany Griffith-Jones, eds., Coping with Capital Surges: the Return of Finance to Latin America, 1994
  • William C. Smith, Carlos H. Acuna, and Eduardo A. Gamarra, eds., Latin American Political Economy in the Age of Neoliberal Reform: Theoretical and Comparative Perspectives for the 1990s, 1994
  • Felipe Larrain and Marcelo Selowsky, eds., The Public Sector and the Latin American Crisis, 1991
  • Manuel Sanchez and Rossana Corona, eds., Privatization in Latin America (1994)
  • Dominique Hachette and Rolf Luders, Privatization in Chile: an Economic Appraisal (1993)
  • William Glade, ed., Privatization of Public Enterprises in Latin America, 1991
  • John Williamson, ed., Latin American Adjustment; How Much Has Happened?, 1990
  • Joan Nelson, Economic Crisis and Policy Choice (1990) - see also Louise B. White, Implementing Policy Reforms in Less Developed Countries, 1990
  • Catherine M. Conaghan and James M. Malloy, Unsettling Statecraft: Democracy and Neoliberalism in the Central Andes, 1995, a political interpretation that sheds considerable light on policy making in a watershed era
  • Bela Balassa et al., Toward Renewed Economic Growth in Latin America, 1985
  • Moises Naim, Paper Tigers and Minotaurs: the Politics of Venezuela's Economic Reforms, 1993
  • Moritz Kraemer, The Political Economy of Trade Reform in Mexico, 1982-1988, 1995
  • Maria Lorena Cook, Kevin J. Middlebrook, and Juan Molinar Horcasitas, eds., The Politics of Economic Restructuring: State-Society Relations and Regime Change in Mexico
  • Cynthia Hewitt de Alcantara, ed., Economic Restructuring and Rural Subsistence in Mexico: Corn and the Crisis of the 1980s
  • Nora Lustig, Mexico: the Remaking of an Economy, 1998 (2nd. ed.)
  • Pedro Aspe, Economic Transformation the Mexican Way, 1993
  • Gerardo Otero, ed., Neoliberalism Revisited; Economic Restructuring and Mexico's Political Future (1996)
  • Angus Maddison, The Political Economy of Poverty, Equity, and Growth: Brazil and Mexico, 1992
  • Efrain Gonzales de Olarte, ed., The Peruvian Economy and Structural Adjustment: Past, Present, and Future, 1995
  • Felipe de la Balze, Remaking the Argentine Economy, 1995
  • Francisco Durand, Business and Politics in Peru: the State and the National Bourgeoisie (1993)
  • Thomas Scheetz, Peru and the International Monetary Fund (1986)
  • Daniel Schydlowsky, "The Macroeconomic Effects of Non-Traditional Exports in Peru," EDCC, 34:3 (April, 1986), pp. 491-509
  • Maria Jose F. Willumsen and Eduardo Giannetti da Fonseca, eds., A economia brasileira: estrutura e desempenho, 1995
  • Werner Baer and Joseph Tulchin, eds., Brazil and the Challenge of Economic Reform (1993)
  • Luiz Carlos Bresser Pereira, Economic Crisis and the State in Brazil: Toward a New Interpretation of Latin America, 1995
  • Eduardo Silva, The State and Capital in Chile: Business Elites, Technocrats, and Market Economies (1996)
  • Barry Bosworth, Rudiger Dornbusch, and Raul Laban, eds., The Chilean Economy : Policy Lessons and Challenges (1994)
  • Roy Bahl, Jorge Martinez-Vazquez, and Sally Wallace, The Guatemalan Tax Reform , 1995
  • Roberto Frenkel, ed., Strengthening the Financial Sector in the Adjustment Process
    Guillermo Perry and Ana Maria Herrera, Public Finances, Stabilization and Structural Reform in Latin America
  • William C. Smith, Carlos Acuna, and Eduardo Gamarra, eds., Latin American Political Economy in the Age of Neoliberal Reform: Theoretical and Comparative Perspectives for the 1990s, 1994.
  • William Glade, ed., State Shrinking; a Comparative Inquiry into Privatization, 1986
  • OECD, Trade Liberalisation Policies in Mexico (1996)
  • Claudio Loser and Eliot Kalter, eds., Mexico: the Strategy to Achieve Sustained Economic Growth (1992)


Agricultural Development

  • William C. Thiesenhusen, Broken Promises: Agrarian Reform and the Latin American Campesino, 1995
  • Alain de Janvry et al., Reorienting Mexico's Agrarian Reform: Household and Community Responses, 1990-94 (1996)
  • Laura Randall, ed., Reforming Mexico's Agrarian Reform (1996)
  • Jonathan Fox and Josefina Aranda, Decentralization and Rural Development in Mexico; Community Participation in Mexico's Municipal Funds Program (1996)
  • Alain de Janvry, "NAFTA and Mexico's Maize Producers," World Development, 23:8 (1995)
  • Lois Stanford, "Transitions to Free Trade: Local Impacts of Changes in Mexican Agrarian Policy," Human Organization, 53:2 (1994)
  • "The Privatization of Mexican Agriculture," special issue of Urban Anthropology, 23:2-3 (Summer -Fall 1994) - several articles on the much contested constitutional reforms that have affected ejidos
  • Billie R. Dewalt et al., End of Agrarian Reform in Mexico: Past Lessons and Future Prospects (1994)
  • John Gledhilll, Neoliberalism, Transnationalization, and Rural Poverty; A Case Study of Michoacan, Mexico (1995)
  • Neil Harvey, Rebellion in Chiapas: Rural Reforms, Campesino Radicalism, and the Limits to Salinismo (1994)
  • Santiago Levy and Sweder van Wijnbergen, Mexican Agriculture in the Free Trade Agreement: Transition Problems in Economic Reform (1992)
  • Irma Adelman and J.E. Taylor, Changing Comparative Advantage in Food and Agriculture: Lessons from Mexico, 1990
  • Jan Douwe, Labor, Markets and Agricultural Production , 1990.
  • Linda Wilcox Young, "Labour Demand and Agroindustrial Development: the Evidence from Mexico," Journal of Development Studies, 30:1 (Oct. 1993).
  • Jonathan Fox, The Politics of Food in Mexico , 1992
  • Irma Adelman and J. E. Taylor, Changing Comparative Advantage in Food and Agriculture: Lessons from Mexico, 1990
  • William C. Thiesenhusen, ed., Searching for Agrarian Reform in Latin America , 1989
  • Inter-American Development Bank, Economic and Social Progress in Latin America, 1986 - "Agricultural Development in Latin America: the Next Decade"
  • Merilee S. Grindle, State and Countryside, 1986.
  • Birol A. Yesilada, Charles D. Brockett, and Bruce Drury, eds, Agrarian Reform in Reverse (1987)
  • Alain de Janvry, The Agrarian Question and Reformism in Latin America, 1981
    Lawrence Alchuler, Dependent Agrarian Development and Agrarian Reform in Latin America (1981)
  • Robert Stevens, Traditions and Dynamics in Small-Farm Agriculture, 1977
  • R.F. Watters, Poverty and Peasantry in Peru's Southern Andes, 1963-90 (1993)
  • Tom Alberts, Agrarian Reform and Rural Poverty: a Case Study of Peru, 1983
  • David Guillet, Agrarian Reform and Peasant Economy in Southern Peru (1979)
  • Dale W. Adams, Undermining Rural development with Cheap Credit (1984)
  • Douglas Graham, "Thirty Years of Agricultural Growth in Brazil," Economic Development and Cultural Change, October 1987
  • Marta Cehelsky, Land Reform in Brazil: the Management of Social Change, 1979
  • Charles Blankstein and Clarence Zuvekas, Agrarian Reform In Ecuador, 1985.
  • Leon Zamosc, Peasant Struggles and Agrarian Reform: the Ecuadorean Sierra and the Colombian Atlantic Coast in Comparative Perspective, 1990.
  • Emil B. Haney and Wava G. Haney, Transformation of the Agrarian Structure in Ecuador with Specific Reference to the Province of Chimborazo, 1987
  • Jeffry Brannon and Eric N. Baklanoff, Agrarian Reform and Public Enterprise in Mexico (1987)
  • Cynthia Hewitt de Alcantara,ed., Economic restructuring and rural subsistence in Mexico: Corn and the Crisis of the 1980's, 1994
  • Jeffery R. Jones, Colonization and Environment: Land Settlement Projects in Central America (1990)

Employment, Income Distribution, and Labor Market Issues

  • Inter-American Development Bank, Women in the Americas: Participation and Development - see also the 1995 Human Development Report for broader coverage of this important topic, as well as the ILO, Women Workers: an Annotated Bibliography, 1983-94, International Labour Bibliography #14.
  • Ricardo Paredes and Luis A. Riveros, eds., Human Resources and the Adjustment Process, 1994
  • World Bank, World Development Report 1995 - special article on "Workers in an Integrating World" - not specially focussed on Latin America but an extremely useful piece for understanding the region's situation in respect of its human resources and the deployment thereof
  • Inter-American Development Bank, Economic and Social Progress in Latin America, 1987 - "Labor Force and Employment"
  • CEPAL Review, December 1984 - special issue on employment
  • Juan J. Buttari, Employment and Labor Force in Latin America: a Review at National and Regional Levels, 1979
  • Charles Bergquist, Labor in Latin America: Comparative Essays on Chile, Argentina, Venezuela, and Colombia, 1986
  • Peter Gregory, The Myth of Market Failure: Employment and the Labor Market in Mexico (1986) - controversial and revisionist view
  • Pedro Aspe and Paul Sigmund, eds., The Political Economy of Income Distribution in Mexico, 1984
  • Samuel Morley, Labor Markets and Inequitable Growth: the Case of Authoritarian Capitalism in Brazil (1982)
  • Guy Pfefferman and Richard Webb, The Distribution of Income in Brazil (1979)
  • Lance Taylor et. al., Models of Growth and Distribution for Brazil(1980)
  • International Labour Office, Employment, Growth and Basic Needs, 1977
  • Ricardo Hausmann and Roberto Rigobon, Government Spending and Income Distribution in Latin America, 1992 (IDB)
  • Sandor Halebsky and Richard Harris, eds., Capital , Power, and Inequality in Latin America
  • Dianne C. Betts and Daniel J. Slottje, Crisis on the Rio Grande: Poverty, Unemployment, and Economic Development on the Texas-Mexican Border (1993)

Debt Problems

  • Robert Devlin, Debt and Crisis in Latin America: the Supply Side of the Story, 1994
    Rosemary Thorp and Lawrence Whitehead, eds., Latin American Debt and the Adjustment Crisis, 1987
  • S. Griffith-Jones and Osvaldo Sunkel, Debt and Development Crises in Latin America: the End of an Illusion, 1986
  • Kwan S. Kim and David F. Ruccio, Debt and Development in Latin America (1985)
    Robert Grosse, ed., Government Responses to the Latin American Debt Problem, 1995
    Wang Suk Song, The Debt and Growth Crisis: a Comparative Study Between Brazil and Korea (1987)
  • J. C. Batista, Debt and Adjustment Policies in Brazil (1992)


Resources and Environment

  • Gordon J. MacDonald, Daniel L. Nielson, and Marc A. Stern, eds., Latin American Environmental Policy in International Perspective (1996)
  • Anna Luiza Ozorio de Almeida and João S. Campari, Sustainable Settlement in the Brazilian Amazon, 1995
  • Roberto P. Guimarães, The Ecopolitics of Development in the Third World: Politics and Environment in Brazil, 1995
  • Michael Painter and William H. Durham, eds., The Social Causes of Environmental Destruction in Latin America, 1994
  • Kang Wu, Energy in Latin America: Production, Consumption and Future Growth, 1995
    Heraldo Munoz and Robin Rosenberg, eds., Difficult Liaison: Trade and the Environment in the Americas, 1993
  • Charles H. Wood and Marianne Schmink, Contested Frontiers in Amazonia (1992)
  • Dennis Mahar,Frontier Development Policy in Brazil: a Study of Amazonia (1979)
  • Emilio Moran, Developing the Amazon (1981)
  • Emilio Moran, The Dilemma of Amazonian Development (1983)
  • David Maybury-Lewis, In the Path of Polonoroeste: Endangered Peoples of Western Brazil (1981)
  • Anna Luiza Ozorio de Almeida, The Colonization of the Amazon ,(1992)
  • Stephen G. Bunker, Underdeveloping the Amazon; Extraction, Unequal Exchange and the Failure of the Modern State (1985)
  • Philip M. Fearnside, Human Carrying Capacity of the Brazilian Rainforest (1986)
    Joseph Grunwald and P. Musgrove, Natural Resources in Latin American Development, 1970
  • Debra A. Schumann and William L. Partridge, eds., The Human Ecology of Tropical Land Settlement in Latin America, 1987

Economic Integration and Global Context

  • USITC, The Year in Trade, Operation of the Trade Agreements Program - Annual run-down on major developments in US trade with the Americas, among other regions
  • Richard G. Lipsey, Daniel Schwanen, and Ronald J. Wonnacott, The NAFTA: What's In, What's Out, What's Next? (1994) - extremely useful as a concise introduction to NAFTA, with the advantage that it also provides a Canadian perspective
  • Barry Appleton, Navigating NAFTA; a Concise User's Guide to the North American Free Trade Agreement (1994)
  • A. Rugman, Foreign Investment and NAFTA (1994)
  • Richard E. Neff and Fran Smallson, NAFTA: Protecting and Enforcing Intellectual Property Rights in North America (1994)
  • K. Fatemi, The NAFTA: Opportunities and Challenges (1993)
  • K. Fatemi and D. Salvatore, The NAFTA (1994)
  • Terry L. Anderson, ed., NAFTA and the Environment (1993)
  • Wayne Cornelius and Philip L. Martin, The Uncertain Connection: Free Trade and Mexico-U.S. Migration (1993)
  • U.S. Government Accounting Office, NAFTA: Assessment of Major Issues (1993)
  • Luis Rubio F., Como va a afectar a Mexico el tratado de libre comercio? (1992)
  • David Barkin, Distorted Development: Mexico in the World Economy (1990) - takes a view wholly at odds with the most of the other writing on NAFTA, but raises issues worth pondering that others have tended to bypass.
  • Gary C. Hufbauer and Jeffrey J. Schott, Western Hemisphere Economic Integration (1994)
  • Roberto Bouzas and Jaime Ros, eds., Economic Integration in the Western Hemisphere, (1994)
  • R. Erzan and A. Yeats, Free Trade Agreements with the United States: What's in it for Latin America, 1992 - a much discussed report that reaches some perhaps surprising conclusions
  • World Bank, The Caribbean Common Market: Trade Policies and Regional Integration in the 1990s, Report #8381 CRG, 1990
  • D. Hojman, "The Andean Pact: Failure of a Model of Economic Integration," Journal of Common Market Studies, XX, 2 (1981), pp. 139-60.
  • Inter-American Development Bank, Economic and Social Progress in Latin America, 1984 - "Economic Integration"
  • David Morawetz, The Andean Group: a Case Study in Economic Integration among Developing Countries, 1974.
  • Peter H. Smith, ed., The Challenge of Integration; Europe and the Americas, 1993
  • Susan Kaufman Purcell and Francoise Simon, eds., Europe and Latin America in the World Economy, 1995
  • Shoji Nishijima and Peter H. Smith, Cooperation or Rivalry? Regional Integration in the Americas and the Pacific Rim, 1996
  • George Irvin and Stuart Holland, Central America: the Future of Economic Integration, 1989.
  • Clark W. Reynolds, Leonard Waverman, and Gerardo Bueno, eds., The Dynamics of North American Trade and Investment, 1991
  • Lorraine Eden, ed., Multinationals in North America (1994)
  • Nora Lustig, Barry P. Bosworth, and Robert Z. Lawrence, Assessing the Impact of North American Free Trade, 1993
  • Diana Tussie and David Glover, eds., The Developing Countries in World Trade: Policies and Bargaining Strategies (1993)
  • Sidney Weintraub, ed., Integrating the Americas: Shaping Future Trade Policy, 1994
  • Philip L. Martin, Trade and Migration: NAFTA and Agriculture (1993)
  • Richard S. Belous and Jonathan Lemco, NAFTA as a Model of Development: the Benefits and Costs of Merging High- and Low-Wage Areas (1993)
  • Ambler H. Moss, Jr., ed., Assessments of the North American Free Trade Agreement, 1993
  • M. Delal Baer and Sidney Weintraub, eds., The NAFTA Debate: Grappling with Unconventional Trade Issues, 1994
  • Ricardo Grinspun and Maxwell Cameron, eds., The Political Economy of North American Free Trade, 1993
  • Rafael Fernandez de Castro, Monica Verea Campos, and Sidney Weintraub, eds., Sectoral Labor Effects of North American Free Trade, 1993
  • Richard S. Belous and Jonathan Lemco, eds., NAFTA as a Model of Development: the Benefits and Costs of Merging High- and Low-wage Areas, 1993
  • Sidney Weintraub, NAFTA: What Comes Next?, 1994
  • George Grayson, The North American Free Trade Agreement, 1994
  • Victor Bulmer-Thomas, Nikki Craske, and Monica Serrano, eds., Mexico and the North American Free Trade Agreement: Who will Benefit? (1994)
  • M. Delal Baer, Joseph T. Jockel, and Sidney Weintraub, eds., NAFTA and Sovereignty: Trade-offs for Canada, Mexico, and the United States, 1996

Poverty and Informality

Other Recommended Reading