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Pinochet's Economists


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Preface and acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Authoritarians Without a Project; 2. Ideological Transfer; 3. The Chicago School of Economics; 4. The Actors of ideological Transfer; 5. The Contracts between ICA, Chicago and the Universidad Catolica; 6. The Chile Project and the Birth of the Chicago Boys; 7. The Implantation of the Chicago School in Chile; 8. The Export of the Chicago Tradition; 9. In Search of Politics; 10 The Elusive Hegemony; 11. Under the Unidad Popular; Conclusions.

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Narrates the story of the Chicago Boys in Chile - the Pinochet regime economists who were trained at the University of Chicago.


"Valdes, who is deeply critical of the Chicago School for its lack of social content and its influence in Chilean public life, has written an important history of an elite group of economists and their allies among Chile's conservative business elite." American Historical Review "Based on extensive research in the archives of the Ford and Rockefeller Foundations and the Agency of International Development, the book shows how the transmission of sconomic ideas was encouraged and fostered..." Foreign Affairs "Pinochet's Economists gives a fascinating account of the conditions favoring ideological transfer, the specific events and actors involved in it, and the conditions that facilitated the initial flourishing and subsequent reproduction of neoliberalism in Chile." Latin American Research Review "... a well-documented and well-argued book on the very interesting and important experience of the Chicago Boys, the international transfer of ideas, and the efforts of intellectuals to shape basic social and economic policies by using those ideas." The Annals of the American Academy "...god examples of Americanists...whose work takes in more of the Amaericas." Brian Finnegan, American Studies International

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