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Title:The Political Economy of Argentine Development
Author(s):Gallo, Andres Alberto
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Alston, Lee J.
Department / Program:Economics
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Economics, Agricultural
Abstract:To understand Peron's policies, it is necessary to understand the erosion of political institutions that occurred in the 1930s. The military coup of 1930 and the afterwards fraudulent elections throughout the decade undermined democratic institutions and opened the gates of opportunity for populism. One of Peron's first measures was to impeach all Supreme Court justices. Peron's economic policies punished the rural conservatives by imposing rent and price controls. The new justices believed that retribution was legitimate given the fraud of the 1930s. None of these policies would have passed the Supreme Court had there been democratic governance in the 1930s. This work presents evidence consistent with this narrative showing that Peron's policies advantaged those constituents and regions that suffered most from electoral fraud in the 1930s.
Issue Date:2003
Description:266 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2003.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3111542
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2003

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