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The first graduate school of Latin American economic studies (ESCOLATINA) between "autochthonous" and international logics (1956-1964)

Klüger, Elisa, Morin, Johanna Gautier and Rossier, Thierry (2023) The first graduate school of Latin American economic studies (ESCOLATINA) between "autochthonous" and international logics (1956-1964). Revue d'Histoire des Sciences Humaines (42). pp. 49-84. ISSN 1622-468X

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Identification Number: 10.4000/rhsh.8086

Abstract

After World War II, international organizations and research institutes dedicated to the development of local expertise thrived in Latin America. The desire to produce appropriate knowledge to solve the region's socio-economic problems raised the question of the intellectual and material autonomy of these organizations. This article combines intellectual and social history to investigate the early years of the first Graduate School of Latin American Economic Studies (ESCOLATINA), founded in Chile in 1956. The mixture of archival research, collective biography, and sequence analysis allows us to examine the tensions between, on the one hand, the quest for epistemic autonomy and rapprochement with other social sciences, and, on the other hand, the influence of the US model of graduate schools of economics together with the dependence on foreign resources and experts. The history of ESCOLATINA also reveals how the academic and political environment in Chile shaped the school and transformed it over time.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2023 The Author(s)
Divisions: Sociology
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
L Education > LE Individual institutions (America except United States)
D History General and Old World > D History (General)
JEL classification: B - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology > B2 - History of Economic Thought since 1925 > B20 - General
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2023 10:00
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2023 02:30
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/120060

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