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Book Talk with Stephen Kaplan: Globalization and Austerity Politics in Latin America

, Abramson Family Founders Room, SIS Building

Updated 2/14/13

When is austerity imposed externally and when is it a domestic political choice? By combining statistical tests with extensive field research across Latin America, Kaplan examines the effect of financial globalization on economic policymaking. He argues that a country's structural composition of international borrowing and its individual technocratic understanding of past economic crises combine to produce dramatically different outcomes in national policy choices.

Books will be for sale.
School of International Service

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