The Manufacturing Sector in Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico

Transformations and Challenges in the Industrial Core of Latin America

  • Juan Eduardo Santarcángelo

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Juan Eduardo Santarcángelo
    Pages 1-5
  3. Carlos Aguiar de Medeiros, Fabio Neves Peracio Freitas, Patieene Alves Passoni
    Pages 61-95
  4. Abelardo Mariña Flores, Sergio Cámara Izquierdo
    Pages 97-148
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 193-199

About this book


Using a heterodox perspective, this book discusses the real possibilities of Argentina, Brazil and Mexico ever achieving economic development through industrialization. Through their discussion of the three most industrialized countries of Latin America, the contributors compare trajectories and critically analyze the transformations, challenges and development prospects of the sector at the beginning of the 21st Century. Focusing on the historical evolution of each country’s industrial sector, as well as their productivity, structural transformation, and degree of external dependence and international integration, this book will appeal to those researching the political economy, economic history, industrial organization and economic development in Latin America.


Latin America Latin American development Latin American economics Industry Latin American industry Heterodox economics Development economics Argentina Brazil Mexico industrialized countries historical evolution productivity structural heterogeneity international integration employment levels role of the State foreign ownership economic history industrial organization

Editors and affiliations

  • Juan Eduardo Santarcángelo
    • 1
  1. 1.National Research Council of Science and Technology (CONICET)Buenos AiresArgentina

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