The Public sector and the Latin American crisis
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Published by ICS Press in San Francisco, Calif .
Written in English



  • Latin America,
  • Latin America.


  • Debts, External -- Latin America.,
  • Latin America -- Appropriations and expenditures.,
  • Latin America -- Economic conditions -- 1982-

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Edition Notes

Statementedited by Felipe Larraín and Marcelo Selowsky.
ContributionsLarraín B., Felipe., Selowsky, Marcelo.
LC ClassificationsHJ7664.5 .P83 1991
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 352 p. :
Number of Pages352
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1865168M
ISBN 101558151192, 1558151184
LC Control Number90023156

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