© 1996

The New Economic Model in Latin America and its Impact on Income Distribution and Poverty


Part of the Institute of Latin American Studies Series book series (LASS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-6
  2. Introduction

    1. Victor Bulmer-Thomas
      Pages 7-26
  3. Thematic Studies

  4. Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. Humberto Pánuco-Laguette, Miguel Székely
      Pages 185-222
    3. Victor Bulmer-Thomas
      Pages 295-314
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 315-370

About this book


The economies of Latin America have undergone a deep process of change in the last decade as a result of the application of major reforms. The outcome can be fairly described as a New Economic Model. This New Economic Model is distinguished from its predecessor, in force before the 1980s debt crisis, by an emphasis on market forces and export-led growth. This book explores the main features of the New Economic Model in Latin America and, through analysis of the reform process and case studies, examines its impact on income distribution and poverty.


growth income distribution labor market macroeconomics poverty production reforms

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Latin American StudiesUniversity of LondonUK

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