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EC 3315 - Latin American Development

Resources and project information for EC 3315 - Latin American Development

Latin America's Economic Critique

Latin America’s economic challenges for 2023 - Article from The Banker about challenges that could provide potential project ideas

10 Facts About Economic Development in Central America - Blog post from The Borgen Project about development potential in Central America

Why Latin America Lost at Globalization and How It Can Win Now - Council on Foreign Relations article published in American Quarterly

Latin America Economic Outlook - Article from Dolittle Insights which includes facts, figures, statistics

The World Bank - CDP for Latin America and the Caribbean

10 Most Advanced Countries in South America - Article from Insider Monkey from December 27, 2022

Growth, Employment, and Poverty in Latin America - Open Access ebook by Guillermo Cruces, Gary S. Fields, David Jaume, and Mariana Viollaz which examines the links between economic growth, changing employment conditions, and the reduction of poverty in Latin America in the 2000s.

Global Information

The World Report - Reports from 2022 from the Human Rights Watch

American Economic Association - Data Sources Links to data from the US government, regional data, world, and non-governmental sites. Includes links to additional reputable data sources.

The Economist - Reports on and offers analysis of international news, world politics, business, finance, science, and technology. Includes 16 news categories, offering summaries on politics and business; short articles on world leaders, science, technology, finance, and economics; surveys of countries and regions; obituaries; and reviews of literature and the arts. The back of each issue includes handy economic, financial, and market indicators.

Gale Business Entrepreneurship - Database with business resources about start-ups, markets, marketing, development, and financial health

Gale Insight Global - Detailed company and industry profiles including SWOT reports, market share reports, and financial reports. Thousands of company histories and industry essays from Gale's core business collection. Case studies, scholarly journals, and business news for deep research coverage of global economies. 2023 Index of Economic Freedom - Global data on economics, searchable by country. Users can track over two decades of the advancement in economic freedom, prosperity, and opportunity and promote these ideas in their homes, schools, and communities. The Index covers 12 freedoms – from property rights to financial freedom – in 184 countries.

UN Chronicle - The UN Chronicle, produced by the United Nations Department of Global Communications, has served as the Organization’s flagship magazine since 1946, providing authoritative information and debate on the activities of the larger United Nations system. The magazine features authoritative articles from a wide range of international experts and stakeholders.

Peterson Institute for International Economics Latin America and the Caribbean - The Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE) is an independent nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization dedicated to strengthening prosperity and human welfare in the global economy through expert analysis and practical policy solutions.

Inter-American Development Bank - Through financial and technical support for countries working to reduce poverty and inequality, we help improve health and education and advance infrastructure. Our aim is to achieve development in a sustainable, climate-friendly way. The IDB prioritizes social inclusion and equality; productivity and innovation; and regional economic integration in its development work across Latin America and the Caribbean. In doing so, it addresses the cross-cutting issues of gender equality and diversity; climate change and environmental sustainability; and institutional capacity and the rule of law.

Human Rights Watch - Human rights organization that monitors, defends and advocates for human rights in around 100 countries around the world

UN Sustainable Development Goals- 17 Goals to Transform Our World. The Sustainable Development Goals are a call for action by all countries – poor, rich, and middle-income – to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. They recognize that ending poverty must go hand-in-hand with strategies that build economic growth and address a range of social needs including education, health, social protection, and job opportunities, while tackling climate change and environmental protection.

Pan American Health Organization - Regional information from the World Health Organization focusing on the Americas.

International Monetary Fund - The IMF works to achieve sustainable growth and prosperity for all of its 190 member countries. It does so by supporting economic policies that promote financial stability and monetary cooperation, which are essential to increase productivity, job creation, and economic well-being. This website is linked to the IMF which has country-specific data, news, and research.

United Nations Climate Change - Website about the impacts of climate change as reported from the United Nations.

OECDiLibrary - OECD iLibrary is the online library of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) featuring its books, papers, podcasts and statistics and is the knowledge base of OECD's analysis and data.

International Sources

Best Bets (large and diverse datasets)
Other International Data Sources