Why East Asia overtook Latin America: Agrarian reform, industrialisation and development

@article{Kay2002WhyEA,
  title={Why East Asia overtook Latin America: Agrarian reform, industrialisation and development},
  author={Crist{\'o}bal Kay},
  journal={Third World Quarterly},
  year={2002},
  volume={23},
  pages={1073 - 1102}
}
  • C. Kay
  • Published 29 June 2002
  • Economics, Political Science
  • Third World Quarterly
Scholars and policy makers have long debated the causes of the spectacular economic success achieved by the East Asian newly industrialising countries ( NICs ) as well as the lessons that other developing countries can learn from this development experience. Latin America started to industrialise many decades before the East Asian NICs and yet was quickly overtaken by them in the last few decades. This article explores the agrarian roots that may explain the different development trajectory and… 
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