Latin America’s First Export Era: A Preliminary Balance (Toward a New Synthesis)

  • Sandra Kuntz-Ficker
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Economic History book series (PEHS)


This last chapter recapitulates on the contents of the book, making a preliminary assessment of our findings and some more general conclusions. It takes advantage of the country study cases in order to provide a provisional typology of export-led growth according to its success and its contribution to the economy of the group of countries under analysis. Additionally, it addresses two concepts that are at the core of the conventional interpretations, namely, terms of trade deterioration and enclave, and presents the reasons why they cannot be presented as general features of Latin America’s first export era. Lastly, the chapter proposes a research agenda for the future.


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  • Sandra Kuntz-Ficker
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  1. 1.El Colegio de MéxicoMexico CityMexico

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