This contributed volume is the first book in English to offer a current and critical vision of regional problems and policies in the countries of Latin America. The book is in three main parts: a general overview of regional processes and trends in Latin America as a whole; country-level coverage of seven individual countries; and comparative analyses of common major problems such as migration, education, labor, poverty, decentralization, exports and foreign direct investments. Written by rewned academics and experts from the region, the book seeks to provide a better understanding of regional challenges and trends, regional disparities that exist in many Latin American countries and the increasing importance of metropolitan areas.
Cuadrado-Roura, Juan R. Professor of Applied Economics and Titular Professor of a Chair 'J.Monnet, funded by the European Commission, University of Alcala, Madrid. PhD. Economics, Complutense University, Madrid. Founder-Director of the Institute of Economic and Social Analysis. Former President of the ERSA and Director of the journal 'Investigaciones Regionales'. He has published numerous articles, chapters of books and books, mainly on Economic Policy, European Economy, Regional Growth and Policies, Productivity and the analysis of Service industries. Aroca, Patricio. Professor at Universidad Adolfo Ibanez in Chile; he is also main researcher of the nucleus of the Millennium Scientific Initiative of the Chilean Ministry of Economics: Regional Science and Public Policy and affiliated associated professor at REAL of University of Illinois, USA. He had consulted for World Bank, UNCTAD, IADB, CELADE-ECLAC-UN and several national and regional governments. He is also member of the board of the Regional Science Association International (RSAI), the PRSCO (Pacific Reg.Sc. Council) and president of the RSAmericas (Regional Science Association of the Americas).
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Economics: Professional & General
Advances in Spatial Science
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62 black & white illustrations, 74 colour illustrations, 69 black & white tables, biography