Thursday, July 7, 2011

Chavez Moran: Book News of Note

Daniel Chavez Moran recommends this enlightening online video presentation by The Cato Institute, a public policy research organization in Washington, D.C., featuring Francis Fukuyama, editor of “Falling Behind: Explaining the Development Gap Between Latin America and the United States,” a publication supported by the Vidanta Foundation.

From an introduction to the video of the book forum at The Cato Institute:

“During the past 400 years, the development gap between Latin America and British North America dramatically widened. Francis Fukuyama will discuss prominent theories for that divergence – including those that emphasize the roles of natural resources, culture, and geography – and explain how institutions and economic policies are the keys to understanding growth outcomes. At different times, several Latin American countries have narrowed the gap with the United States, and genuine institutional reform has occurred in the past several decades across the region.”

Francis Fukuyama is Professor of International Political Economy, School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University.

Read more about Daniel Chavez Moran and the Vidanta Foundation’s projects and publications here.  

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