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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Macroeconomic policies: In search of a synthesis

This article analyses the evolution of the macroeconomic concepts which have prevailed in Latin America from the 1950s until the present. Two main concepts —structuralism and monetarism— have kept up an ongoing counterpoint over this period. The author analyses the main arguments of both currents of opinion and appraises their impact on the design of macroeconomic policies in the various stages of the region s development.

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