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Raúl Prebisch and the challenges of development of the XXI century

The project "Raúl Prebisch and the Challenges of the 21st Century", an initiative developed in 2012 by ECLAC and IDRC, is the main source of information from which this new Prebisch Website has been updated.

"...the most influential Latin American economist of all time"

CELSO FURTADO

“...indefatigable disseminator of ideas”

ENRIQUE IGLESIAS

Message by ECLAC's Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena

With its project on "Raúl Prebisch and the challenges of the twenty-first century", ECLAC is seeking to situate the ideas of Raúl Prebisch and the first stage of structuralist thinking at the centre of the current debate over the development of Latin America and the Caribbean.

Prebisch embodied the ambition to build a region that was politically strong and integrated, economically and socially developed and egalitarian, and internationally open and dynamic. He understood that progress on any one of these fronts could be achieved only through progress on all fronts. ECLAC believes that these contributions, considered critically, retain their relevance for research, policy formulation and teaching about development problems. For that reason we invite all interested parties to join us on a visit to the principal school of economic thought in the region, as a way of enriching the current debate over the present and future development of Latin America and the Caribbean.

Video animación Términos de intercambio

Prebisch y los términos de intercambio (2012: 9:58)
Esta animación explica de forma simple y didáctica la teoría de la tendencia al deterioro de los términos de intercambio formulada por el economista argentino Raúl Prebisch. (Only available in Spanish)


Cátedra Prebisch

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The "Raúl Prebisch and the Challenges of the 21st Century" project, an initiative developed in 2012 by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) with the financial contribution of the International Development Research Center (IDRC) of Canada, constitutes the main source of information from which the new Prebisch Portal has been updated. We thank IDRC for their support, without which this initiative would not have been possible. Its content is the exclusive responsibility of ECLAC and in no case should it be considered as reflecting the official opinion of IDRC.

Highlights

Interview to Alicia Bárcena ECLAC's Executive Secretary. (2016 - 30:29) Only available in Spanish.