Albert Hirschman, Lauchlin Currie, la teoría de los 'eslabonamientos' y el 'gran impulso' de Paul Rosenstein-Rodan (Albert Hirschman, Lauchlin Currie, 'Linkages' Theory, and Paul Rosenstein Rodan's 'Big Push')

Revista de Economía Institucional, Vol. 20, No. 39, Julio-Diciembre 2018

16 Pages Posted: 22 Jul 2018

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Roger Sandilands

University of Strathclyde - Department of Economics

Date Written: June 28, 2018

Abstract

Spanish Abstract: Este escrito presenta un trabajo inédito de 1970 del distinguido economista del desarrollo Lauchlin Currie (1902-1993) sobre el famoso artículo de 1944 acerca del “Gran Impulso” de Paul Rosenstein-Rodan, que llevó al debate del crecimiento balanceado y desbalanceado en el que Albert Hirschman (1915 - 2012) fue un partícipe importante. Tanto Currie como Hirschman fueron asesores económicos del gobierno colombiano y aquí se contrastan sus respectivos puntos de vista sobre la planeación del desarrollo. En particular, se muestra que el artículo de Currie de 1970 esclarece la teoría que sirve de base al Plan Nacional 1971-1974 de Colombia, que él diseñó y ayudó a ejecutar, y cuyas innovaciones institucionales han tenido un impacto duradero en la historia económica reciente de Colombia.

English Abstract: This paper introduces an unpublished 1970 work written by the distinguished development economist Lauchlin Currie (1902-93) on Paul Rosenstein Rodan’s famous 1944 essay on the “Big Push” which led to the debate on balanced and unbalanced growth in which Albert Hirschman (1915-2012) was an important contributor. Both Currie and Hirschman had been key economic advisers to the Colombian government and here their respective views on development planning are contrasted. In particular, it is shown how Currie’s 1970 paper clarifies the theory that serves as the basis for Colombia’s 1971-74 National Plan, which he designed and helped execute, and whose institutional innovations have had a lasting impact on Colombia’s recent economic history.

Note: Downloadable document is in Spanish.

Keywords: Lauchlin Currie; Albert Hirschman; Balanced Growth; Unbalanced Growth; Great Impulse; Linkages

JEL Classification: E10; E14; E16

Suggested Citation

Sandilands, Roger, Albert Hirschman, Lauchlin Currie, la teoría de los 'eslabonamientos' y el 'gran impulso' de Paul Rosenstein-Rodan (Albert Hirschman, Lauchlin Currie, 'Linkages' Theory, and Paul Rosenstein Rodan's 'Big Push') (June 28, 2018). Revista de Economía Institucional, Vol. 20, No. 39, Julio-Diciembre 2018, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3204412

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