Boom and Bust: Ecuador's Financial Rollercoaster

Boom and Bust: Ecuador's Financial Rollercoaster

by Pablo R. Izurieta Andrade

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Throughout the history of Ecuador, the ambivalent evolution of major political and social events such as the stability of serving presidents, coups and even war, has coincided with changes in the financial environment. The product of careful historical study, "Boom & Bust: Ecuador’s Financial Rollercoaster" combines evidence from prior studies with original research, including data from the Central Bank of Ecuador, unpublished diplomatic papers and documents from the personal archives of relevant historical figures. A central finding is that the export performance of Ecuador's three primary commodities - cacao, bananas and oil - has significantly shaped 20th-century Ecuadorian history. Synthesis of old and new insights reveals how the state of the nation’s economy has frequently determined the outcome of critical events. All the while, the strength, immediacy and direction of the relationships examined has varied. The book would appeal to anyone with an interest in Ecuador's recent history as well as specialists and scholars of Latin American economic and political history.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781622731428
Publisher: Vernon Art and Science Inc.
Publication date: 08/11/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 186
File size: 9 MB

About the Author

Pablo Izurieta was born in Quito, Ecuador. After studying applied economics and finance at Universidad San Francisco in Quito, he went on to acquire degrees in Economics, Political Science, and Philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania. Following this, he earned an advanced degree at Harvard University where he focused his research in the economic and financial history of Ecuador.

Table of Contents

List of Tables List of Figures List of Pictures Introduction Chapter 1 The Liberal Era (1895-1925) Financial Stability, Investment, Infrastructure&Reform War and Leverage of the Ecuadorian Economy Financial Decline and Revolution Chapter 2 The Age of Crises (1925-1948) The Kemmerer Mission and Institutions Depression War Chapter 3 The Banana Republic (1948-1972) The United Fruit Company Reform and Infrastructure Bonanza Reverses Within Prosperity and Stability Stabilization and the End of the Banana Economy Chapter 4 Oil, Riches, Debts&Crises (1972-2000) Black Gold: Oil Explodes in Ecuador Debt, Financial Problems and Instability Crises Develop Stabilization, Growth, and Recommenced Havoc Epilogue Appendix Supplements Bibliography&Sources

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