Cuadernos de economía
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LAL, DEEPAK. POLITICAL HABITS AND THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF ECONOMIC REPRESSION AND REFORM. Cuad. econ. [online]. 2000, vol.37, n.112, pp. 415-443. ISSN 0717-6821. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-68212000011200002.
This paper shows how the analytical framework developed in Lal-Myint (1996) and Lal (1998) can be used to think rigorously about the role of culture and politics in addition to traditional economic factors like factor-proportions in explaining divergent economic performance can be applied to Latin America. It is in particular used to explain the cycles of repression and reform and to judge the long-term sustainability of the current period of economic reform in Latin America
Palabras clave : Culture; political cycles of liberalization and repression.