The return of private capital to Latin America: a word of caution in 1992 for ‘successful’ countries

  • Ricardo Ffrench-Davis
Part of the St Antony’s Series book series (STANTS)


Optimism has replaced pessimism, as Latin America has seen improvements taking place in the past few years, and particularly in 1991. Budget balances have been improved, the printing of money moderated, inflation reduced, and investment projects better evaluated. But there are also many persistent problems. Private and public investment is low and public wages are far below market levels. Poverty and income concentration continue to increase in many LACs, to worse levels than before the debt crisis of the early 1980s. Despite clear improvements, therefore, crucial problems remain.


Exchange Rate Real Exchange Rate Capital Flow Capital Inflow Debt Crisis 
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© Ricardo Ffrench-Davis 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ricardo Ffrench-Davis
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  1. 1.ECLACSantiagoChile
  2. 2.University of ChileSantiagoChile

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