Regional Problems and Policies in Latin America - Book review

TitleRegional Problems and Policies in Latin America - Book review
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsBiagi, B
JournalJournal of Regional Science

This book offers a detailed analysis of territorial problems and regional policies in Latin America (LA). As the editors explain, despite the increasing number of international studies on LA in recent years, the majority of research is in Spanish and Portuguese. Hence, this collection of studies is a proper base to share knowledge with international researchers to facilitate the discussion about whether, and under what conditions, liberalization, internationalization, and decentralization of economies affect regional performance and territorial inequalities in LA. It may also prompt discussion regarding the type of regional policies that should be enacted to reduce disparities and on the possible effectiveness of those policies.