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Five Decisive Events in the Economic History of Haiti

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The present chapter deals with the historical reasons why Haiti is caught in what appears to be a secular economic decline, which in all probability has been going on for at least a century.1 There is a strong case for approaching Haiti’s economic plight from a historical standpoint. The chapter singles out what I believe to be the five most decisive events in Haiti’s economic history so as to reconstruct an interrelated series of historical phenomena which explain the country’s current economic disaster.

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Lundahl, M. (2011). Five Decisive Events in the Economic History of Haiti. In: Poverty in Haiti. Palgrave Macmillan, London. https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230304932_1

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