Gradual Economic Reform in Latin America: The Costa Rican Experience

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State University of New York Press, Jul 19, 2001 - Business & Economics - 198 pages
Gradual Economic Reform in Latin America questions why most Latin American countries have not nearly completed neoliberal economic reforms. Examining Costa Rica as an important example of the gradual, as opposed to radical, approach, Mary A. Clark utilizes over one hundred fifty interviews as well as secondary data to present ten mini-case studies of structural adjustment in the 1980s and 1990s. In analyzing the economic, social, and political outcomes of Costa Rica’s experience, Clark concludes the gradual approach has yielded positive results, and compares this country’s experiences with that of other Latin American welfare states.

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Mary A. Clark is Associate Professor of Political Science at Tulane University.

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