Time and Space

Latin American Regional Development in Historical Perspective

  • Daniel A. Tirado-Fabregat
  • Marc Badia-Miró
  • Henry Willebald

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Economic History book series (PEHS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Marc Badia-Miró, Daniel A. Tirado-Fabregat, Henry Willebald
    Pages 1-15
  3. Alfonso Díez-Minguela, María Teresa Sanchis Llopis
    Pages 17-40
  4. María Florencia Aráoz, Esteban A. Nicolini, Mauricio Talassino
    Pages 65-95
  5. Justin R. Bucciferro, Pedro H. G. Ferreira de Souza
    Pages 131-156
  6. Adolfo Meisel Roca, Lucas Hahn
    Pages 183-210
  7. José Aguilar Retureta, Marc Badia-Miró, Alfonso Herranz-Loncán
    Pages 211-239
  8. Bruno Seminario, María Alejandra Zegarra, Luis Palomino
    Pages 241-269
  9. Marc Badia-Miró, Esteban A. Nicolini, Henry Willebald
    Pages 343-374
  10. Julio Martinez-Galarraga, Esteban A. Nicolini, Daniel A. Tirado-Fabregat, Henry Willebald
    Pages 375-402
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 403-407

About this book


This edited collection examines the evolution of regional inequality in Latin America in the long run. The authors support the hypothesis that the current regional disparities are principally the result of a long and complex process in which historical, geographical, economic, institutional, and political factors have all worked together. Lessons from the past can aid current debates on regional inequalities, territorial cohesion, and public policies in developing and also developed countries.

In contrast with European countries, Latin American economies largely specialized in commodity exports, showed high levels of urbanization and high transports costs (both domestic and international). This new research provides a new perspective on the economic history of Latin American regions and offers new insights on how such forces interact in peripheral countries. In that sense, natural resources, differences in climatic conditions, industrial backwardness and low population density areas leads us to a new set of questions and tentative answers.

This book brings together a group of leading American and European economic historians in order to build a new set of data on historical regional GDPs for nine Latin American countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. This transnational perspective on Latin American economic development process is of interest to researchers, students and policy makers.


Latin American economic history Spatial economics Regional economics Regional development Cliometrics Economic geography Regional inequality in Latin America Income inequality Latin American economic growth

Editors and affiliations

  • Daniel A. Tirado-Fabregat
    • 1
  • Marc Badia-Miró
    • 2
  • Henry Willebald
    • 3
  1. 1.Departament d’Anàlisi EconòmicaUniversitat de ValènciaValènciaSpain
  2. 2.Departament d’Història Econòmica, Institucions, Política i Economia MundialUniversitat de BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain
  3. 3.Universidad de la RepúblicaMontevideoUruguay

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance Economics and Finance (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-47552-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-47553-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2662-6497
  • Series Online ISSN 2662-6500
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