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Economic Survey of Latin America 1964

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Published since 1948, this report examines various aspects of the previous year’s macroeconomic situation in the region and makes projections for the coming months. The study also includes country notes that review the performance of the main economic indicators in the period analysed.

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Economic policy and planning in Latin America: Introduction

Little has been written on the economic policies pursued by the Latin American countries. The primary aim of research has been to shed light on development trends and characteristics, a field of study whose priority is unquestionable; and the analysis of the directives and instruments responsible for the orientation of development has been relegated to a secondary plane. Recent experience, however, clearly shows that the problems arising in this latter connexion have acquired exceptional importance with the spread of a determined intention on the part of these countries to promote more dynamic growth, within the framework of over-all development programmes. In order to fill the existing gap, it is planned to undertake a series of studies on the economic policies of the region, of which the first two are presented here.

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