17.145 Political Economy of Technology and Development in Latin America
Presents a broad, historical overview of the political economy of development in Latin America, especially Mexico, Brazil, and Chile. Examines the ways in which these countries rely heavily on foreign technology transfer, especially through multinational corporations, but experience low levels of investment in R&D and education. Addresses some of the pivotal theoretical and policy disputes over the appropriate mix of state and market, the optimum balance between foreign and domestic sources of capital and technology, and the trade-off between growth and equity.
This class has no prerequisites.
17.145 will be offered this semester (Spring 2018). It is instructed by B. Schneider.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS S. This class counts as a CI-H.
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