© 2019

The Manufacturing Sector in Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico

Transformations and Challenges in the Industrial Core of Latin America

  • Juan Eduardo Santarcángelo
  • Analyzes the industrial core of Latin America through a heterodox lens

  • Considers Mexico, Argentina, and Brazil from a macro, micro and mezzo perspective

  • Accounts for the challenges Latin America has faced and provides implications on what its economic future may hold


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

About the editors

Juan Eduardo Santarcángelo is a Researcher at the Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET) in Buenos Aires, Argentina, a Professor at the Universidad Nacional de Quilmes (UNQ, Argentina), a member of the PhD Committee on Economic Development UNQ, and member of the Scientific Committee of several international academic journals.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Manufacturing Sector in Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico
  • Book Subtitle Transformations and Challenges in the Industrial Core of Latin America
  • Editors Juan Eduardo Santarcángelo
  • Series Title Palgrave Studies in Latin American Heterodox Economics
  • Series Abbreviated Title Palgrave Studies in Latin American Heterodox Economics
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance Economics and Finance (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-04704-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-04705-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIX, 199
  • Number of Illustrations 59 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Latin American and Caribbean Economics
    Heterodox Economics
    Development Economics
    Economic History
  • Buy this book on publisher's site