Cohen, Joseph N. and Centeno, Miguel A. (2006): Neoliberalism and patterns of economic performance: 1980 to 2000. Published in: Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science No. 606 (July 2006): pp. 32-67.
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Neoliberal discourse often produces the impression that the world has undergone a wholesale shift toward laissez-faire and that this shift has produced economic prosperity. This article examines national economic data to discern the degree to which (1) governments have in fact retreated from the market and (2) countries have enjoyed increasing economic prosperity over a period in which they have supposedly been liberalizing. The evidence is mixed on both counts. Although international capital mobility and trade liberalism appears to have grown over the past two decades, there is little evidence of a broad scaling back of governments. Over the same period, countries have not experienced any appreciable improvement in growth, cross-national equality, employment, or national debt loads, although there is some evidence of improved price stability near the end of the 1990s.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Neoliberalism and patterns of economic performance: 1980 to 2000|
|Keywords:||trade; neoliberalism; structural adjustment; Latin America; economy; transfers; budget; spending|
|Subjects:||N - Economic History > N1 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics ; Industrial Structure ; Growth ; Fluctuations
H - Public Economics > H1 - Structure and Scope of Government
O - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth > O2 - Development Planning and Policy
P - Economic Systems > P1 - Capitalist Systems
|Depositing User:||Joseph N. Cohen|
|Date Deposited:||02. May 2010 23:56|
|Last Modified:||13. Feb 2013 09:14|
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