Import Substitution, Economic Integration and the Development of Central America, 1950–80

  • Isaac Cohen
Part of the St Antony’s Series book series


It has been difficult for observers to recognize that the three decades from 1950 to 1980 were among the most intense and profound periods of change in Central America’s history.1 We can reflect on how to interpret this difficulty with the help of Albert Hirschman. Observing the same difficulty with recognizing change in Latin America, Hirschman identified various reasons which might explain it (Hirschman 1987, pp. 7–36).


Economic Integration Import Substitution Central American Country Traditional Export Common External Tariff 
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