CEPAL Review

Cepal Review is the leading journal for the study of economic and social development issues in Latin America and the Caribbean. Edited by the Economic Commission for Latin America, each issue focuses on economic trends, industrialization, income distribution, technological development and monetary systems, as well as the implementation of economic reform and transfer of technology. Written in English and Spanish (Revista de la Cepal), each tri-annual issue offers approximately 12 studies and essays undertaken by authoritative experts or gathered from conference proceedings.

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External events, domestic policies and structural adjustment

This article examines the drop in the per capita product of the region from 1981 onwards due hotli to the stagnation of per capita production capacity and the fact that the effective product was less than the potential product. Production capacity stagnated because investment fell to levels which were not high enough to ensure growth in the potential per capita product. This decline in investment, in turn, was due basically to the net transfers of resources abroad caused by the debt crisis and the severe deterioration in the terms of trade as from 1982.

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