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Author Dosman, Edgar J.,
Title The life and times of Raúl Prebisch, 1901-1986 / Edgar J. Dosman.
Imprint Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, [2008]

Subject Prebisch, Raúl.
Banco Central de la República Argentina.
United Nations. Economic Commission for Latin America.
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.
Latin American Institute for Economic and Social Planning -- Biography.
Economists -- Argentina -- Biography.
Executives -- Argentina -- Biography.
Latin America -- Economic conditions -- 20th century.
Latin America -- Economic policy.
Description 1 online resource (xi, 13 unnumbered pages of plates, 599 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 555-582) and index.
Contents Childhood : the dreams of Tucumán -- University in Buenos Aires -- Apprenticeship -- Taste of power -- Central banker -- Opening to Washington -- The Pearl Harbor squeeze -- The wilderness -- Discovery of Latin America -- Solitary scholar -- Triumph in Havana -- Claiming ECLA -- The creation of Latin America -- Paradise lost -- Return to Santiago -- The Kennedy offensive -- Global gamble -- The gospel of Don Raúl -- Trials in Washington -- Prophet -- House of the spirits.
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Summary "Raúl Prebisch was a leader in economic development theory and international economic policy, an institution builder, and an international diplomat. The Life and Times of Raúl Prebisch, 1901-1986 provides the first book-length account of his life and work, a story cast against the backdrop of Latin America, the Cold War, the rise of the United Nations, and the struggle for equity between First and Third Worlds. A wunderkind, Prebisch occupied key positions at the Argentine Ministry of Finance in his twenties and was the general manager of the Argentine Central Bank before age forty. Exiled by Juan Perón after World War II, he became arguably the most influential Latin American official at the UN, heading such international organizations as the Economic Commission for Latin America and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. He was the first to conceptualize the relationship between developed countries and Latin America in terms of "center-periphery"--A foundational concept in structuralist economics."--Publisher's description.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780773574649 (electronic bk.)
0773574646 (electronic bk.)
9780773534124 (alk. paper)
0773534121 (alk. paper)
OCLC # 647844399
Additional Format Print version: Dosman, Edgar J. Life and times of Raúl Prebisch, 1901-1986. Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©2008 (DLC) 2009417723